The Taliban government authorities vehemently condemned the Wednesday evening mosque explosion in Kabul, the Afghan capital, which reportedly left at least 21 people dead and 33 more injured.
Senior Taliban government spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid expressed sympathy to the victims’ families and prayed for the injured to recover quickly, in a tweet posted on Wednesday.
The explosion was denounced by the Taliban and Zabihullah Mujahid stated that “the perpetrators of such atrocities will soon be brought to justice and will be punished.”
The attack on Wednesday night in Kabul, the latest to hit the country in the year since the Taliban took power, elicited no immediate claims of responsibility.
According to eyewitnesses and authorities, an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan capital during evening prayers resulted in at least 21 fatalities, including a well-known imam, Amir Mohammad Kabuli, and his students, with at least 33 injuries.
Since reclaiming control, the Taliban administration has been denied international recognition, which has resulted in a debilitating economic meltdown for the country.
This comes as the Taliban called a gathering on Thursday to discuss the situation of Afghanistan in the southern Afghan province of Kandahar. Politicians, senior Taliban figures, and members of other sections of the society attended the gathering.