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Egypt’s Al-Azhar Condemns Taliban Blasts in Kabul

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Egypt’s Al-Azhar centre of Islamic learning has condemned deadly twin blasts near the Afghan defense ministry in Kabul, describing them as “against the tolerant teachings of Islam”. The rush-hour explosions by the Taliban on Monday killed 41 people and wounded 110.

“These terror acts are against the tolerant teachings of Islam and all the heavenly revealed religions,” said a statement from Al-Azhar late on Monday. The organisation “strongly condemns the two terror blasts that took place near the Ministry of Defence in the Afghani capital”. The second of the two explosions happened just as soldiers, policemen and civilians hurried to help the victims of the first blast.