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Afghanistan: UN mission condemns bomb attack outside mosque

The United Nations logo is seen at the United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 24, 2019. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo by ANGELA WEISS/AFP via Getty Images)

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday condemned a bomb attack targeting a crowd outside a big mosque in the central part of the Afghan capital of Kabul.

“The UN in Afghanistan condemns Sunday’s attack against people involved in an event at a religious site in Kabul.

“At least eight people were killed and 20 others wounded in the explosion that occurred at the gate of Eidgah Great Mosque.

“ It was when a prayer ceremony was being held for Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid’s deceased mother.’’

Mujahid also serves as Deputy Minister of Information and Culture in the Taliban caretaker government.

No group has claimed responsibility for the blast so far.

The security situation has remained generally calm across Afghanistan since the Taliban’s took over the country in mid-August.

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