Oman strongly condemns bombings in Afghanistan

Muscat : The Sultanate has strongly condemned the suicide bombings that targeted the headquarters of the gathering of Muslim scholars in Kabul that resulted into several deaths and injuries.

A statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “The Sultanate expressed its solidarity with the Republic of Afghanistan and its good endeavors to bring peace, security and stability throughout the country.”

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani had condemned the suicide bomb attack and backed their fatwa against suicide attacks, saying they violated the tenets of Islam.

The bomb killed 14 people, including seven clerics, and was the latest in a series of attacks that have underlined the deteriorating security ahead of parliamentary and district council elections set for October 20.

More than 2,000 religious scholars from across the country met on Sunday and Monday at the Loya Jirga (Grand Council) tent, denouncing years of conflict. They issued a fatwa, or religious ruling, outlawing suicide bombings and demanding that militants restore peace to allow foreign troops to leave.

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