Pakistan strongly reacted to recent mosque bombings in Kabul city which left two prominent prayer leaders dead among several other civilians.

“Pakistan strongly condemns recent terrorist attacks on Wazir Akbar Khan and Sher Shah Suri mosques in Kabul,” the Embassy of Pakistan said in a statement.

The statement further added “These heinous acts resulted in the martyrdom of renowned religious scholars Dr. Ayaz Niazi and Maulavi Azizullah Mofteh, respectively, and claimed the lives of other innocent worshipers. May Allah bless the departed souls.”

“We offer our sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families and pray for early recovery of the injured. We also reaffirmed our solidarity with the people of Afghanistan,” the statement said, adding that “There can be no justification whatsoever for such inhuman attacks on places of worship. Pakistan reiterates its condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations.”

An explosion in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan mosque, located in the diplomatic part of the city, killed Mawlavi Ayaz Niazi, one of the prominent scholars and prayer leaders of the country.

A similar explosion killed Azizullah Mofteh, another prominent religious scholar and the prayer leader of Sher Shah Suri mosque in Karte Char area of Kabul city on Friday afternoon.

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Pakistan strongly reacts to recent mosque bombings in Kabul city

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