Afghanistan : Many dead in explosion in Kabul mosque

Status: 04/29/2022 5:45 p.m

Afghanistan is again shaken by a serious attack during the fasting month of Ramadan: At least ten people were killed and numerous others injured in an explosion in a Kabul mosque.

At least ten worshipers have been killed in a large explosion at a Sunni mosque in Kabul. At least 20 people were injured, the Interior Ministry spokesman said. Accordingly, the explosion occurred after Friday prayers. He did not provide any further information.

Mosque roof collapsed

Taliban security forces cordoned off the area west of the capital. The cause of the explosion, to which no one claimed responsibility, was unclear. Local residents said the Khalifa Aga Gul Jan Mosque was full. According to them, the explosion was so loud that the area around the mosque was literally shaken.

The roof of the mosque had collapsed, an eyewitness reported to the dpa news agency. “People were scared and many lay in the middle”. he told. More than 200 believers are said to have stayed in the mosque at the time of the explosion.

36 dead last week

Since the start of the Muslim month of fasting, Ramadan, there have been a number of deadly attacks in Afghanistan. The jihadist militia “Islamic State” (IS) claimed responsibility for some of them. Last Friday, at least 36 people were killed and dozens more injured in a bomb attack on a mosque north of Kunduz frequented by followers of Sufism.

On Thursday last week, an attack in Mazar-i-Sharif hit a Shiite mosque, killing at least twelve people. Earlier, a bomb killed six people at a boys’ school in a Shiite neighborhood in Kabul.

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