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Another Mosque Attack in Afghanistan After Blast in Kabul Leaves Dozens Dead

21 October 2017, 12:56 | Gordon Grant

Governance & Politics

Governance & Politics

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in the mosque killing at least 30 worshippers, police said.

As Shia worshippers gathered for prayers, the suicide bomber attacked the mosque, situated in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul.

Eyewitnesses say women and children were among the dead.

The Ministry of Public Health said in a statement that numerous wounded are in critical condition. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told Khaama Press 39 people died and at least 45 people sustained injuries.

Many people were chanting slogans against insurgents outside the mosque few hours after the attack.

Later the police spokesman announced that 33 worshippers were killed.

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The president said the attacks were aimed at creating division among the people, adding that these nefarious acts will not yield any result and will not affect the unity of Afghans.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but recent assaults on Shiite mosques have been carried out by Islamic State militants, who belong to the rival Sunni branch of Islam.

Suicide bomber killed at least 30 people in a Shiite mosque in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan this evening, a security official said on Monday, reports BBC.

Afghanistan witnessed many attacks on mosques in the past few months.

Almost 60 people were killed when suicide bombers blew themselves up in two separate mosque attacks in Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country.

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