SABA Condemns Terror Attacks in Afghanistan where 80 people from the Hazara community were killed.

Moulana Nabi Raza Abidi and SABA community members strongly condemn the terror attacks in Afghanistan on a peaceful Hazara procession that martyred 80 and wounded 231 people. The Hazara community is being targeted for believing and following on the path of Ahlulbait (AS).

Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of these heinous crime against innocent people. Please recite Sura-e-Fatiha for those who lost their lives and pray for recovery of the injured and the families of all victims.

There will be an Isal-e-Sawab Majlis and Quran recitation at SABA for the marhoom this Thursday.

Please pray that this madness stops and Allah (SWT) brings justice to perpetrators of these acts of terror and injustice.

Here is a brief excerpt of what happened:

KABUL: Two powerful explosions on Saturday ripped through crowds of minority Hazaras in Kabul who had gathered to protest over a power line, killing at least 80 people and leaving 231 others wounded, Afghan public health ministry said.

Islamic State group claimed responsibility for twin explosions. The bombings, apparently aimed at sowing sectarian discord in a country well known for Shia-Sunni harmony, came as thousands of Hazaras gathered to protest over a multi-million-dollar power line. 

“As a result of the attack 80 people were martyred and 231 others were wounded,” the interior ministry said in a statement.

“Based on initial information, the attack was carried out by three suicide bombers… The third attacker was gunned down by security forces.

The Taliban, who are in the middle of their annual summer offensive and are more powerful than IS, strongly denied any involvement in the attack.

IS claimed the bombings in a statement carried by its affiliated Amaq news agency, calling it an attack on Shias. 

One of the march organisers Laila Mohammadi said she arrived at the scene soon after the blast and saw “many dead and wounded people”.

For more information on the attacks, click here

The SABA Islamic Center (Shia Association of Bay Area) is located in San Jose, California and is led by Moulana Nabi Raza Abidi.