A suicide bomber has hit a gathering of the country’s top religious body in Kabul, killing at least seven people and wounding nine, according to government sources. The Afghan clerics had recently issued a Fatwa, religious order, against suicide bombings and urged peace talks to end the Afghan conflict.
As per recent reports, it is still not clear It was not immediately clear how many of the clerics were among those killed. Also, so far, no group has claimed the responsibility for the attack. A police official said that the suicide bomber detonated his explosives near the entrance of a compound in the west of the capital where the Afghan Ulema Council was meeting.
7 killed and 9 wounded in the suicide blast targeting hundreds of religious scholars in Kabul who were leaving a gathering where they denounced violence, Kabul police says.
— Mujib Mashal (@MujMash) June 4, 2018
At least 14 people, including seven religious scholars & four security personnel are killed in today’s attack on Ulema gathering in Kabul. Three others killed are not recognized yet. 17 others are wounded.
— Lotfullah Najafizada (@LNajafizada) June 4, 2018
At least 4 people have been killed after a suicide bomber blew himself near a gathering of ulema in #Kabul, says police chief.
Blast came soon after #Afghanistan's top religious body issued a fatwa declaring suicide attacks "haram."
— Frud Bezhan فرود (@FrudBezhan) June 4, 2018
— Al Jazeera News (@AJENews) June 4, 2018
#UPDATE Kabul police say there are casualties ‘killed and wounded’ from the blast outside a hall where top clerics issued a fatwa against the ongoing conflict, calling suicide attacks a sin
— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 4, 2018