Al-Azhar deplores terrorist attack on mosque in northern Afghanistan

MENA , Ahram Online , Saturday 23 Apr 2022

Al-Azhar condemned the heinous terrorist attack on a mosque in Mazar e Sharif in the Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, which left scores of people dead and injured.

A wounded man receives treatment in a hospital, after a bombing at a mosque in the town of Imam Saheb, in Kunduz Province in north of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, April 22, 2022. AP


In a statement released on Friday evening, Al-Azhar, the world’s leading Sunni Muslim institution, expressed its sincere condolences to the victims' families and the Afghan people, wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded.

The bombing at the mosque and religious school  in northern Afghanistan killed at least 33 people and left dozens injured, including students of a religious school.

Earlier on Friday, the Egyptian Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned terrorist attacks by Afghanistan's Islamic State (IS) affiliate on a Shia mosque a day before, which killed 12 and injured dozens.

The IS has carried out a number of deadly attacks on Shia mosques and other civilian targets across Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power last year.

Egypt has repeatedly condemned all terrorist attacks in Afghanistan, reiterating the importance of concerted efforts to combat terrorism, violence and extremism in all its forms and manifestations.

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