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King Salman Bin Abdulaziz, SPA

Riyadh – Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz sent a cable of condolences to Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai on the death and injuries of the victims killed in a terrorist attack which targeted the national Supreme Court.

The royal cable expressed deep condolences and solidarity with the people of Afghanistan, condemning the criminal action, wishing peace for those who had passed away in the attack and a quick recovery for those injured.

King Salman had phoned Ahmadzai during which he expressed strong denunciation and condemnation of the all brutal terrorist acts which took place in a number of Afghan cities, in contradiction of Islamic values.

Each of Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Nayef bin Abdulaziz and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman Abdulaziz have also respectively sent cables of condolences, expressing solidarity with the people of Afghanistan and condemning the inhumane attack.

During the telephone call, the monarch also expressed condolence and sympathy to the President, the Afghan people and families of the victims, wishing the injured a quick recovery, said the Saudi state-owned news agency SPA.

For his part, President of Afghanistan expressed thanks to the Custodian of Two Holy Mosques for his good noble feelings.

Terror group ISIS claimed responsibility on Wednesday for a suicide attack that killed at least 22 people outside Afghanistan’s Supreme Court.

The bomber, identified as Abu Bakr Altajiki by the militant group, detonated an explosive belt as court employees were leaving work in downtown Kabul on Tuesday evening.