Egypt denounces Kabul terrorist attack on Islamic scholars

Ahram Online , Thursday 22 Nov 2018

The Wedding hall where the celebration was held after the attack on Wednesday in Kabul (Photo:AP)

Egypt denounced on Wednesday the terrorist attack that targeted a gathering of religious scholars in Afghanistan's Capital Kabul, killing at least people 55 people celebrating the birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad on Tuesday, the Egyptian foreign ministry announced.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the foreign ministry expressed its full solidarity and support to Afghanistan offering condolences to the families of the victims and wishing a speedy recovery for the injured.

Afghan authorities were struggling on Wednesday to identify the group behind a suicide bomb attack that killed at least 55 people and injured over 94 others attending a gathering of religious scholars in Kabul after the Taliban denied any responsibility.

The victims included religious delegates from various parts of the country, invited by the Afghan Ulema Council to celebrate the religious gathering.

Egypt's Al-Azhar and Dar Al-Ifta have also denounced the attack. 

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