Suicide blast outside Shiite mosque in Kabul; 6 dead

Four people have been killed and 20 others wounded in a blast outside a Shiite mosque in Kabul.

Reported by: Agencies, Kabul [Updated:29 Sep 2017, 7:15 PM IST]


File photo. Afghan security forces outside a blast site. Photo:AP


A suicide bombing has been reported from the Afghan capital Kabul, leaving at least 6 dead and many wounded. A spokesperson for the Interior Ministry confirmed the blast, Reuters reported.

The AFP cited a Afghan police as saying that at least 6 people were killed in the attack.

An Afghan police officer said a suicide bomber has blown himself up outside a Shiite Muslim mosque in central Kabul, AP reported.

The bomber blew himself up on the street about 1,000 meters from the Hussainia Mosque just after Friday prayers as worshippers were on their way home.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place two days before the Muslim holy day of Ashura — the 10th day of Muharram, which is the mourning period for the seventh-century killing of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. – India TV News




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