Jeddah Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Dr. Yousef bin Ahmed Al-Othaimeen condemned Wednesday's suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital Kabul, which claimed the lives of at least 29 people and injured more than 50 others in the midst of celebrations to welcome spring and the New Year (Nowruz).
The secretary general called the attack a sinful act of violent terrorism", stating that "those who claim they serve the divine cause of Islam by bringing death and devastation to their land are grossly mistaken and bound to fail. He underlined that all the 57 OIC member states have unanimously condemned violence and terrorism and expressed determination to combat these phenomena in every way.
The brutal attack came at a time when the government of Afghanistan made an unconditional pledge to carry forward an Afghan-owned and Afghan-led process to bring lasting peace and reconciliation to the country plagued by occupation, war and conflict for nearly half a century.
Source: International Islamic News Agency