Blast reported near gathering of Afghan clerics in Kabul – Security Officials

  04 June 2018    Read: 1418
Blast reported near gathering of Afghan clerics in Kabul – Security Officials

According to the police, a large blast has occurred near the top religious body, the Afghan Ulema Council. The security official said that a suicide bomber had activated an explosive device, as the clerics were leaving the gathering in the west of Kabul.

Kabul district police chief later told journalists, that the blast killed 4 people, the AP news agency reports.

Earlier in the day, the Council, which is comprised of around 2,000 members from around the country, issued a fatwa, banning suicide attacks as forbidden by Islamic law. The clerics also appealed to the government and its adversaries, primarily — the Taliban movement, calling for cease-fire and peace negotiations.


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