Turkey Condemns Terror Attack at Kabul Mosque

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Ankara, 21 Ramadan 1438/16 June 2015 (MINA) – Turkey has condemned the recent terror attack on a mosque in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, which killed at least one person and injured two others.

In a statement Friday, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry expressed “deep sorrow” over Thursday’s “inhumane” attack. “We condemn this inhumane terrorist attack at a place of worship during the holy month of Ramadan in the strongest possible terms. We wish Allah’s mercy upon those who lost their lives, speedy recovery to the wounded,” the statement said.

The ministry reiterated Turkey’s “solidarity with friendly and brotherly people and government of Afghanistan in the face of this terror attack that aims to disturb peace and public order in the country,” IINA News Reported.

Two suspected suicide bombers attacked the Al-Zahra Mosque in Kabul, an official said late Thursday. The mosque was located in the western part of Kabul’s Dasht-e-Barchi area, which is home to several ethnic Hazara people.

According to Interior Ministry deputy spokesman Najib Danish, security forces had stopped a suspected suicide attacker from entering the al-Zahra Mosque but a second suspected bomber somehow managed to detonate his explosives.

The blast left a suicide bomber dead and two security personnel wounded, Danish told Anadolu Agency.

Afghan media network Tolo TV quoted eyewitnesses as saying the death toll was as high as six.

Last year, up to 80 people were killed when two pro-ISIS suicide bombers hit a protest rally organized by the Hazara community in Kabul. This was followed by another suicide attack on the Baqar Ulom Mosque, killing at least 27 more.(T/R04/RS5)

Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)