Explosive attack in a mosque in Kabul kills 21

A bomb attack in a mosque in Kabul kills 21

The explosion was perpetrated during evening prayers at the Sediqia mosque which is located in the Sunni Khair Khana district.

At least 21 people were killed and 33 injured in a bombing at a mosque in Kabul on Wednesday during evening prayers, according to a police report on Thursday.


Yesterday (Wednesday) an explosion occurred in a mosque (…) during evening prayers. As a result, 21 of our citizens died as martyrs and 33 were injured, Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said in a statement.

The explosion was caused by explosives placed in the Sunni mosque, located in the northwest of the Afghan capital, he told AFP.

Most of the patients we received following the explosion suffered from injuries caused by shrapnel and burns, the Italian NGO Emergency, which operates in a Kabul hospital, stating that he had received 27 victims, three of whom had died.

Later in a Twitter post, the NGO added that five children were among those treated, including a seven-year-old.

At least 21 people were killed in a bombing at a Kabul mosque during evening prayer time.

The Sediqia mosque that was targeted is in the Sunni Khair Khana neighborhood and also has a Koranic school.

Thursday morning, the building, whose windows were broken, was secured by many armed Taliban, also present in the surrounding streets to which they controlled access, noted AFP journalists.

This attack comes nearly a week after the death of a Taliban cleric and his brother, killed in a suicide bombing at a Koranic school in Kabul, and claimed by the organization Islamic State (IS). ).

The cleric, Rahimullah Haqqani, was best known for his fiery speeches against ISIS.

The number of x27;attacks have decreased in Afghanistan since the Taliban took power a year ago, but they have not stopped.

Several deadly attacks have taken place. took place in August, and a series of bomb attacks hit the country especially at the end of April, during the holy month of Ramadan, and at the end of May, in which dozens of people were killed.

< p class="e-p">Most of the attacks were claimed by ISIS, which mainly targets Afghan Shia, Sufi and Sikh religious minorities, but also the Taliban.

L&#x Wednesday's attack came as senior Taliban leaders took part in a large assembly of some 2,000 religious leaders in Kandahar, the cradle and decision-making center of the Islamist movement, on Thursday.

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