Egypt condemned in the strongest terms the bombing that targeted a mosque in the Afghanistan’s capital, Kabul, which resulted in a number of deaths and injuries, according to an official statement issued by the Egyptian Foreign Ministry.
The statement, released on Thursday, conveyed sincere condolences to the families of the victims and wishes for a speedy recovery to the injured.
In the meantime, the statement affirmed Egypt’s categorical rejection of such terrorist acts and its standing with the government and people of the friendly Islamic Republic of Afghanistan in order to confront all forms of terrorism, violence and extremism.
The terrorist organization called ISIS claimed responsibility for a bomb attack inside a mosque in Kabul that killed two people including the prayer Imam and wounded eight others.
In a statement on an IS-affiliated website, the group said Tuesday’s attack in Kabul targeted a prayer leader who was described as “an apostate and evil propagating loyalty to the apostate Afghan government.”
On Sunday ISIS claimed responsibility for a roadside bombing against a bus belonging to a local TV station in Kabul. Two employees were killed and four others wounded, according to media reports.
New Terrorist Group in Afghanistan
According to the UN report, a new group named Hizb-e-Wilayat-e-Islami has been created outside Afghanistan which encompasses the splinter members of the Taliban who are opposing the peace agreement between the US and the Taliban.
Al Qaeda has 400 to 600 operatives active in 12 Afghan provinces and is running training camps in the east of the country.
According to the UN report, the senior leadership of Al Qaeda remains present in Afghanistan, as well as hundreds of armed operatives, Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent, and groups of foreign terrorist fighters aligned with the Taliban.
It’s noteworthy that thousands of prisoners in Afghanistan have been released and pardoned as the country battles the Covid-19 pandemic. But in Kabul’s only prison facility for women, more than a hundred women, often with young children, remain behind bars, according to FRANCE 24 reports.