The Taliban group strongly reacted to Kabul mosque bombing which left a prayer leader dead in the diplomatic zone of Kabul city.

Zabiullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the group, in a statement said the group strongly condemns the attack in Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan mosque which resulted into martyrdom of Mawlavi Mohammad Ayaz Niazi.

Mujahid further added that the attack on Mawlavi Niazi is a major criminal act.

Mawlavi Ayaz Niazi, the prayer leader of Wazir Mohamamd Akbar mosque died of wounds from an explosion 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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