Afghanistan: At least 10 killed in explosion at Kabul mosque | ISIL/ISIS News

Dozens of Afghan civilians have been killed in latest weeks in blasts, a few of which have been claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) group.

A robust blast has hit a mosque in western Kabul throughout prayers, killing not less than 10 and wounding 20, officers stated, amid a spate of assaults on Afghan locations of worship and civilian targets in the course of the holy month of Ramadan.

Besmullah Habib, deputy spokesman for the Afghan inside ministry, stated the blast on Friday hit the Khalifa Aga Gul Jan Mosque in western Kabul at about 2pm native time (10:00 GMT).

Tons of of worshippers had gathered for prayers on the final Friday of Ramadan and the mosque was packed, native residents instructed the Reuters information company – fearing the casualty toll might rise additional.

The Taliban-appointed inside ministry spokesman, Mohammad Nafi Takor, couldn’t present extra particulars and Taliban safety males cordoned off the realm. The supply of the explosion was not instantly identified and nobody has claimed duty for the blast.

One man, who was contained in the mosque on the time, instructed Reuters an enormous blast tore by way of the constructing throughout prayers, the explosion burning his ft and fingers. Mohammad Sabir, a resident within the space, stated he had seen folks being loaded into ambulances after the explosion.

“The blast was very loud, I assumed my eardrums have been cracked,” he stated.

A nurse at a close-by hospital who declined to be named stated that they had obtained a number of injured folks in essential situation from the assault.


Dozens of Afghan civilians have been killed in latest weeks in blasts, a few of which have been claimed by the ISIL (ISIS) armed group.

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have stated that they’ve secured the nation since taking energy final August and largely eradicated the ISIL’s native offshoot, however worldwide officers and analysts stated the chance of a resurgence in assaults stays.

Most of the assaults have focused the Shia spiritual minority. Sunni mosques have additionally been attacked.

Bombs exploded on two passenger vans carrying Shia Muslims within the northern metropolis of Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday, killing not less than 9 folks. Final Friday, a blast tore by way of a Sunni mosque throughout Friday prayers within the metropolis of Kunduz, killing 33 folks.

The most recent assault got here on Friday, the Islamic holy day – the final within the month of Ramadan, throughout which most Muslims quick from dawn to sundown and earlier than the spiritual vacation of Eid subsequent week.

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