Taliban on Friday (September 23) mentioned that not less than 4 folks have been killed and 10 injured by a blast close to a mosque within the Afghan capital.
Inside ministry spokesman Abdul Nafy Takor advised AFP, “The explosion occurred when worshippers have been heading residence.”
A mangled automobile engulfed in hearth on a highway exterior the mosque might be seen in photos posted on social media.
Though no group has to date claimed the assault, the militant group Islamic State has targetted Friday prayers at mosques in latest months.
“All casualties are civilians, the precise quantity shouldn’t be clear but,” in response to Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran.
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4 folks of 14 acquired by Italian-NGO-run Emergency Hospital have been useless on arrival as per authorities.
The world during which the blast occurred is named Wazir Akbar Khan and it’s a distinguished location in Kabul and was beforehand the situation of many overseas embassies and NATO.
There have been common bomb assaults in Kabul and different cities though total violence has considerably dropped throughout Afghanistan for the reason that conflict ended with the Taliban’s return to energy.
Within the newest assault within the capital claimed by the group. two Russian embassy employees members have been killed in a suicide bombing exterior its workplaces earlier this month.
Following the Taliban’s return to energy, the mosque was the goal of an analogous assault in 2020 during which the imam was killed and several other folks have been wounded.
(With inputs from businesses)
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