News ID: 321222
Published: 0329 GMT April 24, 2022

Afghan terror attacks meant to sow discord: Muslim assembly

Afghan terror attacks meant to sow discord: Muslim assembly

The World Assembly of Islamic Awakening strongly condemned a recent wave of bomb attacks in Afghanistan, warning that such terrorist acts aim to stoke tensions among ethnic and religious Afghan groups and spread Islamophobia.

"Certainly, such actions are planned to create tension and wage ethnic and religious wars, launch massacre and killings of Muslims, and as a result, portray an unrealistic image [of Islam] and [spread] Islamophobia," the assembly said in a statement on Saturday.

It added that Afghanistan’s acting Taliban government is responsible for providing security for all Muslims practicing religious duties and should be held accountable in this regard, Press TV reported.

The recent terrorist attacks on mosques in Afghanistan are a desecration of the fasting month of Ramadan and the continuation of the killing of innocent people, which all have been carried out by the US-backed criminals and terrorists with the purpose of creating a crisis in the region, the body said.

"The recent terrorist act in Mazar-i-Sharif in fact completes ... a conspiracy and plan that seek to create division among the Muslim Ummah… and shows that such crimes know no boundaries," the statement read.

It emphasized that the Muslim people of Afghanistan would soon give a proper response to such crimes, calling on all governments, nations, groups and parties in the Muslim world and the freedom-seekers of the world to maintain unity, coherence and solidarity in the face of the enemies' plots.

Since the Taliban’s takeover of the country, bomb attacks have rocked Afghanistan almost on a weekly basis, including some claimed by the Daesh terror group.

In the latest in a series of deadly attacks in the war-ravaged country, at least 33 Afghan people, including children, were killed and 43 others wounded after an explosion tore through a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz on Friday.

It came only a day after a bombing at a mosque in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday killed at least 31 worshipers and injured more than 80, in the second major attack on the Shia Hazara community in Afghanistan in a week. At least five people were killed and several dozen others injured in an earlier large explosion that hit a Shia mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif on the same day.

The Taliban, who had previously ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, took power again on August 15 as the US was in the middle of a chaotic troop withdrawal. The group announced the formation of a caretaker government on September 7.

No country has yet recognized their rule. Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were the only three countries to recognize the previous Taliban government.



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