Eid al-Adha Prayer Led by Taliban’s Leader in Kandahar, Announces Mujahid

Monday, 06/17/2024

Zabihullah Mujahid, the Taliban spokesperson, announced that the Eid al-Adha prayer was led by Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada, the group's leader, in Kandahar on Monday.

Mujahid stated that thousands of people attended the prayer. However, no images of the Taliban leader at the ceremony have been released.

During previous Eid celebrations too, the Taliban had reported that their leader led the Eid prayer in Kandahar, but no images have been published till now.

Unlike Saudi Arabia, the Taliban declared Monday, as Eid. The difference in the announcement of Eid dates by the Taliban and Saudi Arabia has sparked widespread reactions on social media.

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