The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia strongly reacted to the recently mosque bombing in capital Kabul which left many dead or wounded including a prominent prayer leader.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Saudi Arabia in a statement said it expresses the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s utter condemnation and denunciation of the bomb blasts at a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul, which has resulted in deaths and injuries.

“The Ministry offers its condolences to the families of the victims and to the Government and people of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, wishing a speedy recovery to the wounded, and that security and stability prevail throughout Afghanistan, reaffirming the Kingdom’s rejection to all forms of violence, extremism and terrorism,” the statement added.

The explosion in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan area killed Mawlavi Ayaz Niazi, one of the prominent prayer leaders of the country and wounded several others.

Mawlavi Niazi died of the wounds from an explosion shortly after the blast ripped through the mosque in diplomatic area of Kabul city earlier on Tuesday evening.

Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, confirmed that Mawlavi Niazi succumbed to his injuries following the explosion.

According to Arian, the incident took place at around 7:45 pm local time in the vicinity of Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan mosque.

Arian further added that the terrorists had planted explosives in the vicinity of the mosque which killed one person and wounded three others.

He also added that the security forces discovered some other explosives before the militants manage to detonate them.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the incident.

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