Al-Azhar Condemns the Mosque Bombing in Kunduz
Al-Azhar Al-Sharif condemns the suicide bombing that took place on Friday in the Afghan province of Kunduz, and describes its perpetrators as trying to "deliberately distort the image of religion."
Al-Azhar Al-Sharif condemned the suicide bombing attack that targeted a mosque in the Afghan province of Kunduz, during the Friday prayers, which resulted in dozens of deaths and injuries.
Al-Azhar affirmed its rejection of all acts of violence and terrorism targeting places of worship, stressing that such "deviants" have nothing to do with true religion to the extent that they became devoid of any human values, and thus deliberately tried to "distort the image of religion."
It called for unifying international efforts in the face of terrorism and not giving way to the promoters of violence and hatred, expressing its sincerest condolences to the Afghan people and the families of the victims and wishing a speedy recovery for the wounded and mercy for the victims.
Earlier on Friday, a Taliban official said that at least 55 people were killed in the suicide attack in Kunduz, in northeastern Afghanistan, in the deadliest attack since US forces withdrew from the country.
ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, and the organization's Amaq agency said in a statement that dozens of people were killed and wounded in the attack in northern Afghanistan.