People view the damage inside a mosque following a suicide bomber attack in the city of Kandahar. AP
The UAE has strongly condemned the bomb attack on a mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar, which led to deaths and injuries of innocent people.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) emphasised that the UAE utterly condemns these criminal acts and rejects all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at destabilising security in contravention of all religious and human values and principles.
The Ministry also expressed its sincere condolences to the families of the victims of this heinous criminal act and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
Afghan men inspect the damage inside a mosque in Kandahar on Friday. AFP
Meanwhile, Afghanistan's Shiite minority buried their dead for the second Saturday in a row after another suicide bomb attack on a mosque claimed by the Daesh group.
Religious authorities in the southern city of Kandahar told the media the toll from Friday's assault had reached 60, as hundreds of diggers opened row after row of graves in the dusty soil.
The latest massacre came just a week after another Daesh-claimed attack on Shiite worshippers at a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz that killed more than 60 people.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) expressed its utter denunciation of the Taliban-claimed attacks, which included the targeting of an electoral rally of President Ashraf Ghani in Parwan Province and the bombing of an army base in Kabul.
"Mujib Rahman Ansari, with some of his guards and civilians, have been killed on their way toward the mosque," said Herat's police spokesperson Mahmood Rasoli.
The Ministry expressed its sincere condolences to the Afghan people and families of the victims of this heinous crime and wished a speedy recovery to the injured.
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