At least 30 killed in suicide bombing at Kabul mosque

A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people in a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, a senior security official told local media.

The attack took place inside the Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, during Friday night prayers.

At least 45 people were injured in the attack, according to an official at the Interior Ministry, cited by AP.

Local media also report that another mosque in Afghanistan’s western Ghor province was targeted in a suicide bombing attack which claimed the lives of at least 10 people. The incident was confirmed by the regional governor’s spokesman, Abdul Hai Khatibi.

No organization has yet claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Various extremist groups have staged regular attacks, including suicide bombings, in Afghanistan targeting government forces and populated areas. The same mosque was hit in an incident involving an explosion followed by gunfire in August.

At that time, 13 people were killed and dozens injured in the assault claimed by Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL).

In late September, another Kabul mosque was hit in a suicide bombing that left five people dead and 19 injured.


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