At the very least 10 folks have been killed after a strong explosion ripped via a mosque within the Afghan capital of Kabul.
A Taliban spokesman stated that greater than 20 others had been wounded within the blast on the Khalifa Aga Gul Jan Mosque. There are fears that the dying toll may rise to at the very least 50 folks.
A whole bunch of worshippers had gathered within the packed mosque for prayers on the final Friday of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in accordance with native residents.
The supply of the explosion was not instantly recognized and nobody has claimed duty for the blast.
The incident occurred in an jap neighbourhood of Kabul, which belongs to Afghanistan’s majority Sunni Muslims.
The explosion was the most recent in a sequence of such blasts amid relentless assaults throughout the nation.
Comparable assaults on mosques have just lately focused the nation’s minority Shiite Muslims and had been claimed by an affiliate of the so-called Islamic State (IS) group in Khorasan Province, often called ISIS-Okay.
IS has stepped up its assaults throughout Afghanistan to grow to be the first enemy of the Taliban since their takeover of the nation final August.
Final week, 33 Shiite worshippers died within the northern metropolis of Mazar-e-Sharif, when a bomb struck their mosque and an adjoining spiritual college. IS has claimed duty for that assault.
The extremist group has additionally claimed duty for 2 bombings within the nation’s north that focused the Afghan minority Hazara ethnic on Thursday. The automotive bombings in Mazar-e-Sharif killed at the very least 9 folks and wounded 13 others, in accordance with native Taliban officers.