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Mike Pompeo condemns terror attack in Afghanistan mosque

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 20 Oct 2019 Print

Mike Pompeo condemns terror attack in Afghanistan mosque

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Washington/IBNS: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday condemned the loss of lives in the blasts that rocked a mosque in Nangarhar area of Afghanistan that left 69 people killed.

Pompeo said places of worship should be sanctuaries and not targets for terrorist attacks.

He tweeted: "We condemn in the strongest terms yesterday’s attack on worshipers at a mosque in Nangarhar, Afghanistan. Places of worship should be sanctuaries, not targets for terrorist attacks. We extend our heartfelt condolences to the victims and their families. "

The explosion occurred during Friday prayers.

Earlier media reports claimed that 62 people were killed in the incident.

No terror group has claimed responsibility for the incident.