Thousands attend funeral ceremony of well-known cleric in Kabul Jun 05, 2020 0 52 12345 DPAKabulDespite a pandemic, several thousand people, including politicians and government officials, attended the funeral ceremony of a well-known cleric who was killed by a bomb earlier this week.The funeral prayer was held on Thursday at a football stadium in the east of the Afghan capital, Kabul, under strict security conditions.Imam Mohammad Ayaz Niazi was one of two people killed after a bomb exploded in a Kabul mosque on Tuesday. Another two worshippers were hurt in the attack, which struck in a high-security diplomatic area.Niazi was buried inside the compound of the mosque.Islamic State has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.Many prominent politicians, including President Ashraf Ghani, paid their last respect to his body at the hospital, where he was taken - and later died - after being injured during the bomb explosion.Ghani has announced that an elite team will investigate the bombing. With a master’s degree in Islamic economics and a doctorate in international relations, Niazi was active as Friday prayer leader at the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque. He was also a Kabul University professor in the Islamic law department.His death sparked wide reactions across the country. Many people posted his photos on social media to express their sorrow and condemn the attack. Pages 123 RELATED ARTICLES India, Australia strengthen defence ties as China tensions loom Jun 05, 2020 0 803 Hong Kong protesters defy ban, rally to remember Tiananmen Jun 05, 2020 0 719 Rohingya refugees running scared from coronvirus tests Jun 05, 2020 0 39 Taiwan urges Beijing to acknowledge Tiananmen crackdown AFP Taipei Taiwan called on China to officially acknowledge the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown on Thursday, as the island marked the anniversary of the day student-led protests were violently crushed by tanks. Hundreds of .. Philippines allows churches to resume Mass as caseload tops 20,000 DPA Manila The Philippine government on Thursday announced it was allowing churches to resume Mass and other religious gatherings in areas with a low risk of coronavirus infections. Religious gatherings and work .. South Korean prosecutors seek arrest warrant for Samsung heir Seoul South Korean prosecutors are seeking an arrest warrant for Samsung Group heir Lee Jae Yon, as part of an investigation into a controversial merger between two group units five years ago, local media reported on .. Japanese student held after two killed with crossbow Tokyo Japanese police on Thursday arrested a university student suspected of killing two members of his family with a crossbow and injuring two others in a rare violent crime in the country. Police in Takarazuka city near .. Spike in Malaysia virus cases as migrants are infected AFP Kuala Lumpur Malaysia reported 277 coronavirus cases Thursday, its biggest daily increase, due to a growing outbreak at a migrant detention centre, sparking accusations the government is failing to protect .. N Korea threatens to end military agreement over activists’ leaflets DPA Seoul North Korea has threatened to pull out of a military agreement with South Korea unless the government in Seoul takes action on activists sending leaflets into the reclusive neighbouring nation. South Korean ..