Turkey condemns deadly mosque attacks in Afghanistan

Published 20.10.2017 22:07

Turkey condemned attacks on two mosques in Afghanistan on Friday which killed some 72 people, including a suicide attack in the capital that killed at least 39.

"We learned with sorrow that many were killed and more wounded in attacks at mosques in the Kabul and Ghor provinces of Afghanistan, today," the Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

"We condemn these heinous terrorist attacks, which target holy places and social peace in Afghanistan," the statement said.

"We wish Allah's mercy upon those who lost their lives, a speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey our condolences to the brotherly government and people of Afghanistan."

On Aug. 25 a similar attack at the same Shia mosque in Kabul was claimed by pro-Daesh militants. Up to 39 people were killed in the attack, also timed to occur on the mosque's busy Friday.

Friday's bomb attack on a Sunni mosque in the central province of Ghor took some 33 lives, according to local officials.

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