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Afghanistan condemns blast in Quetta mosque

Afghanistan condemns blast in Quetta mosque

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Aug 17, 2019 - 15:23

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The National Directorate of security (NDSinfo-icon) on Saturday condemned a blast inside a mosqueinfo-icon in Pakistaninfo-icon’s southwestern Balochistan province.

Foreign media outlets quoted Talibaninfo-icon sources as saying Hafiz Ahmadullah, the younger brother of the Taliban leader, was among five people killed in the blast in Quetta.

DawnNewsTV quoted Inspector General of Balochistan Police Mohsin Hassan Bugtt as confirming the killing of four people in the explosion in a seminary in Kuchlak area.

Twenty-two people were wounded in the bombing that took place after Friday prayers. The injured were taken to the Quetta Civil Hospital.

The madrasa belonged to the Taliban leader Mullahinfo-icon Haibatullah but it was currently run by his younger brother Maulviinfo-icon Ahmadullah, who was killed in the blast.

A statement from the NDS said that the Afghans, who had been suffering the anguish of such incidents across their country, condemned blasts inside mosques as ab act against Islamic teachings.

The statement added the Afghan government had always condemned such attacks and called for fighting against the scourge of terrorism.

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