The Latest: Pakistan condemns mosque attacks in Afghanistan

12:30 p.m. (local)/Latest on developments in Afghanistan: Pakistan is strongly condemning two suicide attacks at mosques in Afghanistan that killed at least 72 people.

In a statement Saturday, the Foreign Affairs Ministry said the government and people of Pakistan stand in solidarity with the Afghan government and its people.

The statement said Pakistan expressed condolences to the affected families and reiterated its condemnation of all forms of terrorism.

In the attack in Kabul, a suicide bomber walked into a Shiite mosque where he detonated his explosives vest, killing 39 and wounding at least 41, while in Ghor province a suicide bomber struck a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers killing 33.

suicide_bomber_afganistan_mosqueThe Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack.

11 a.m. /The Islamic State group is claiming responsibility for a suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Kabul that killed at least 39 and wounded at least 41.

The group in a statement on its website late Friday says its fighter “Abu Ammar al-Turkmani detonated his explosive vest among the apostates” in the Imam Zaman mosque in western Kabul earlier in the day…

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