Egypt condemns Shia mosque suicide bombing in Kabul

Cairo, Nov 23 (IANS) Egypt condemned on Tuesday the suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul that left 32 people dead and several others wounded, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

A suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest inside Baqir-ul-Ulum Mosque on Monday in Kabul while Shia Muslims were holding a religious procession at the site, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Islamic State (IS) regional terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Egypt stresses solidarity with the Afghan government and people against the phenomenon of terrorism that targets development and stability around the world,” Egyptian Foreign Ministry spokesman Ahmed Abu Zeid was quoted as saying.

Egypt has been suffering a rising wave of anti-government terrorist attacks that killed hundreds of police and military men since the military ousted former President Mohamed Morsi in July 2013 in response to mass protests.