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Egypt's Al-Azhar condemns blast at Kabul mosque

Cherine Abdel Azim , Friday 24 May 2019
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Afghan security forces keep watch outside a mosque after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan May 24, 2019. REUTERS
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Al-Azhar has condemned a bombing at a mosque in Kabul during Friday prayers which killed three people, including a senior preacher.

The Sunni institution said that targeting places of worship and killing innocent people are terrorist acts that violate the teachings of Islam and all religions that call for peace, respect, and the protection of the places of worship, particularly during the holy month of Ramadan.

Al-Azhar expressed its condolences to the families of the victims, and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.

The explosion killed cleric Samiullah Raihan, who was a supporter of the Western-backed Afghan government that Taliban militants are attempting to overthrow. 

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