In the Name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful
The bitter and tragic explosion in the mosque of Khanabad region in Kunduz, which led to the loss of the lives of a large number of the praying believers, has grieved us. The Afghan officials in our neighboring, brother country are seriously expected to punish the bloodthirsty perpetrators of this major crime and take all measures to prevent the reoccurrence of such tragedies. I ask God to bestow His blessings upon and elevate the position of the martyrs of this event and ask for urgent healing of the injured and patience and peace for their relatives and survivors.
Sayyid Ali Khamenei
October 9, 2021