President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani issued stern order to the security institutions to ensure the security of religious scholars following a series of deadly mosque bombings in Kabul city.

Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi said President Ghani issued the new order during a meeting of the cabinet of ministers.

Sediqqi further added that President Ghani ordered the security institutions to adopt further necessary steps to ensure the security of religious scholars and figures.

President Ghani emphasized that ensuring the security of religious scholars is the top priority of the government together with the security of the citizens of the country.

This comes as two separate explosions killed prominent religious figures in Kabul city during the recent weeks in Kabul city.

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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