Suicide bomber kills at least 30 at mosque in Kabul
October 20 2017 05:34 PM
Kabul mosque- suicide bombing
Inside the mosque, after the explosion. Picture: Social media

Reuters/Kabul


A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, the latest in a string of violent attacks in the country.
The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, as Shia worshippers gathered for prayers.
A senior security official said the exact number of casualties was unknown but that security forces at the scene had removed at least 30 bodies.
Afghanistan's Shia population has been heavily hit this year, with at least 84 people killed and 194 wounded in attacks on their mosques and religious ceremonies, according to a United Nations report released last week.
Among those were at least two attacks on mosques in Kabul in August and September.

Last updated: October 20 2017 05:43 PM


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