Lashkar-e-Jhangvi hand’s behind the attack on Shia mosque in Kabul

KABUL: (MEP) – Officials in Afghanistan intelligence agency — national directorate of security (NDS) on Thursday announced that Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, an extreme Sunni militant group based in Pakistan was behind the attack on Shia mosque in capital Kabul, ABNA reported.

According to reports, at least three worshippers were injured following the pre-dawn attack which took place in western part of Kabu city.

Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has carried out numerous sectarian attacks on Shia mosques and communities in Pakistan, and was involved behind the deadly attack on Shiite mourners at a religious ceremony in Kabul in 2011 which left more than 50 people dead and dozens others injured.

The attack, according to the Afghan officials was intended sow sectarian tensions in this Sunni-dominated country.

In the meantime, the national directorate of security (NDS) following a statement said, the attack on Thursday which was foiled by Afghan security forces was intended to seek religious discord to incite Afghans to mistrust and fight each other.

The statement further added that the enemies of Afghanistan’s prosperity and tranquility, including some elements in Pakistan’s intelligence and Pakistani ethnic Punjabis were behind the attack on Thursday morning.

Pakistani officials yet to comment regarding the incident.

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