Pakistan condemns suicide attack in Kabul mosque

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/11/21 23:40:50

Pakistan on Monday condemned a suicide attack in a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul.

Afghan official said nearly 30 people were killed and dozens others were injured by the suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in the western part of Kabul.

"Government of Pakistan strongly condemns the suicide attack at the Baqir-ul-Ulum Mosque in Kabul that has led to loss of a number of precious lives and left many injured," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"Pakistan conveys profound condolences to the families of those who lost their lives and prayers for early recovery of the injured," the statement said.

The statement added that Pakistan reiterates its unequivocal condemnation of terrorism in all forms and manifestations and reaffirms its commitment for continued efforts and cooperation for eliminating this menace.

The attack inside Baqir-ul-Ulum Mosque occurred when Shiite Muslim worshipers were holding a religious procession, witnesses said.

Taliban denied any involvement. Officials have reportedly pointed fingers at the Islamic State, which is blamed for attacks on Shiites.

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