Explosion Rips Through Kabul Mosque, 6 Dead


Kabul: Explosion reported at mosque in Afghan capital Kabul: security official. Gunshots heard, explosion rips through Kabul mosque: Afghan media. At least 6 dead and 10 injured in mosque bombing in Dasht-e-Barchi area in Kabul: Afghan media

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish says casualties are expected after Wednesday’s attack. Health ministry spokesman Wahid Majroo said one body was received at a local hospital, along with five wounded people.

Muslims are observing the holy month of Ramadan, during which the faithful fast from sunrise to sunset. Mosques are typically crowded in the evening hours during the holy month.
No one immediately claimed the attack, but the Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate have targeted Shiites in the past. A truck bomb in Kabul on May 31 killed more than 150 people.

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