Kabul Mosque Bombing Kills 10, and Injured 30

A powerful explosion ripped through a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul during Friday prayers, in which 10 worshipers were killed and 30 others received injuries.

Kabul Security Department Spokesman, Khalid Zadran said the bomb went off in a Khanqah gathering place adjacent to a mosque in the Alauddin area of Kabul’s Police District 6.

Zadran in a tweet said that the security agencies have launched an investigation in the incident.

The blast occurred when dozens of worshippers had gathered to perform the last Friday prayers in the holy month of Ramadan.   

Former President Hamid Karzai in a tweet strongly condemned the bombing, branding it the work of the “enemies” of the Afghan people.

Abdullah Abdullah, former Chairman of the High Council for National Reconciliation also took twitter to condemn the attack, and called it a “crime against humanity” which is in contrast with the Islamic teachings and human values. 

Taliban spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid also in a tweet post condemned the blast, and assured to arrest the perpetrators and punish them soon.

The recent spate of deadly attacks across Afghanistan claimed the lives of dozens of Afghan civilians, some of which have been claimed by Islamic State (IS), also known as Daesh terrorist group.

At least 11 civilians were killed in two bombings in northern city of Mazar-e-Sharfi on Thursday. IS group claimed responsibility for the bombings, one week after a deadly attack in a mosque again in Mazar-e-Sharif, in which over 30 worshipers were killed and over 70 others wounded.

Last Friday, another blast tore through a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz province, leaving over 33 worshippers dead and nearly 100 others wounded.

No group claimed responsibility for Friday’s Kabul mosque bombing so far.  

 


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