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Dozens killed in two Afghan mosque attacks

21 October 2017, 12:53 | Lionel James

At least 30 killed in suicide bombing at Kabul mosque

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

In August, more than 30 people lost their lives in a coordinated militant attack in Imam Zaman Mosque in Qala-e-Najarha area in Kabul's PD15.

Ashraf Ghani says that the day's attacks show that "the terrorists have once again staged bloody attacks but they will not achieve their evil purposes and sow discord among the Afghans".

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but recent assaults on Shia mosques have been carried out by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group.

Security forces cordoned off the area one hour after the explosion.

A suicide bomber killed 32 people including women and children and wounded 41 others when he blew himself up in a Shiite mosque in Kabul on Friday, officials said.

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Kabul police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid said there had been an explosion inside the mosque but it was not clear if it had been caused by a suicide bomber or a grenade. At least 10 people reportedly were killed in that incident.

Accordning to Pajhwok Afghan News the bomber entered the mosque in Police District 13 of Kabul city and opened fire on worshippers, Kabul Crime Branch chief Gen Mohammad Salim Almas said.

There were also reports of at least 20 people being killed in a second mosque attack in central Afghanistan.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.



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