Reactions to explosion in Badakhshan province; Terrorist attacks have nothing to do with religious teachings
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA) - Mazar-e-Sharif: Today's explosion at the Fatih ceremony of Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi, the former deputy governor of the Taliban in Badakhshan, has been accompanied by widespread reactions.
Muazuddin Ahmadi, the head of information and culture of the Islamic Emirate in Badakhshan, said that the suicide blast occurred around 10:30 a.m. today (Thursday, 8th of June) in the Prophet's Mosque in the city of Faizabad, Badakhshan.
According to Ahmadi, 13 people died in this explosion, including Safiullah Samim, former security commander in Baghlan, "infiltrators, religious scholars and civilians" and 30 others were injured.
According to information from the sources in Badakhshan Provincial Hospital in Ava, 15 people were killed and 33 wounded were transferred to this health center from the explosion before Chasht today.
According to the sources, four military personnel were killed in this incident and seven military personnel were among the injured, and the rest of the dead and injured were civilians.
At the same time, Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Islamic Emirate, in a tweet, called this explosion "the work of the enemies of Islam" and promised to prosecute the perpetrators.
On the other hand, the Office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has written in a tweet in response to this explosion: "Reports of civilian deaths and injuries in today's attack on a mosque in Faizabad are deeply worrying."
UNAMA also wrote: "UNAMA categorically condemns this attack and the recent wave of horrific and indiscriminate attacks."
The United Nations political mission in Afghanistan has said that these attacks "show complete disregard for the lives of civilians."
Nasser Kanani, the spokesman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, while condemning this explosion, called it terrorist and said that terrorist and blind attacks on ordinary people and innocent citizens, especially in religious places, have nothing to do with the teachings of Islam and are condemned.
Thomas West, the US special representative for Afghanistan, also wrote on his Twitter: "There are reports of a terrible terrorist attack in a mosque in Badakhshan, as a result of which a large number of Afghan civilians have been killed and injured."
He added that "the United States strongly condemns this heinous crime in a holy place".
Hamid Karzai, the former president of the country, issued a message and condemned this attack "strongly" and considered it "a terrorist act and against all human and Islamic standards".
Abdullah Abdullah, head of the Supreme Council of National Reconciliation of the previous government of Afghanistan, said in response to this explosion: "Attacks on mosques and religious places are an act contrary to the rules of Islam and humanitarian principles and have no justification."
Today's explosion in Faizabad city is said to have occurred around 10 o'clock in the afternoon during the Fatiha ceremony of Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Badakhshan, in the Prophet's Mosque in Faizabad city.
The deputy governor of Badakhshan was killed two days ago in a suicide attack on his car in the new city of Badakhshan, which was claimed by ISIS.