An official at Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said that the kingdom condemns the twin blasts that took place in Kabul which destroyed a wrestling club in the city and resulted in the death of at least 26 people.
The official offered the kingdom’s condolences to the families of the victims and Afghanistan, wishing a speedy recovery for the injured. He stressed Saudi Arabia’s support for Afghanistan and its stance against violence and terrorism in the region.
A regular training session in Kabul on Wednesday afternoon turned into a massacre when a suicide bomber shot dead a young, unarmed guard at the entrance before blowing himself up near the scores of wrestlers, some of whom were as young as 10.
Two journalists from Tolo News, Afghanistan's largest private broadcaster, were among the dead. Four media workers were wounded.