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Afghanistan condemns suicide attack in Saudi Arabia

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president-palacePresident Mohammad Ashraf Ghani on Saturday strongly condemned a suicide attack in a mosque in eastern Saudi Arabia that resulted in the killing and injuring of several people.

“Attack on mosques and holy places and killing of worshippers is not only enmity with the holy religion of Islam but also with the humanity,” a statement from the Presidential Palace quoted the president.

Ghani expressed condolences with the government of Saudi Arabia and bereaved families who lost their near and dear ones in the attack. Earlier, a suicide bomber targeted a mosque during Friday prayers, killing 20 people and wounding 80 others.

The Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the attack.