Kabul mosque suicide bombing: Toll rises to 39

20 October 2017, 11:22 PM
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At least 39 people have lost their lives and 45 others wounded in suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul, said country’s Interior Ministry on Friday.

Maj. Gen. Alimast Momand said that the attacker was on foot and walked into to the Imam Zaman Mosque on Friday in the city’s Dashti Barch area where he detonated his explosives.

The head of the area’s Isteqlal Hospital, Mohammad Sabir Nassib, said it has received the bodies of two people killed in the attack as well as two wounded.

As of now, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

In another incident, a suicide bomber on Friday afternoon detonated his explosives close to a mosque in Doleena district in Ghor province, in Afghanistan’s west, in which ten people were killed, local officials said.

Ghor governor’s spokesman Abdul Hai Khatibi said the explosion happened when the worshippers were inside the mosque.

He said the explosion claimed the lives of at least 10 civilians.

Eyewitnesses meanwhile said more than 30 people were killed in the blast. 

First Published: Friday, October 20, 2017 08:39 PM

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