Deadly attacks strike mosques in Kabul and Ghor

Ivan Schwartz
October 21, 2017

The bigger of the two attacks hit Imam Zaman Mosque in the capital city of Kabul, killing 39 people.

The explosion occurred at around 6:30pm when the worshippers were doing the evening prayer.

The statement, however, said the local official was killed along with as many as 30 other worshipers.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said in a post on social media that based on initial reports, 20 people were killed and 40 others were wounded in the mosque attack.

Soon after the blast, he said, security forces reached the area and started evacuating the dead and wounded to hospitals.

"We wish Allah's mercy upon those who lost their lives, a speedy recovery to the wounded, and convey our condolences to the brotherly government and people of Afghanistan".

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In one attack, an armed man opened fire on worshippers in a Shia mosque in Kabul, police said on Friday.

The president said the attacks were aimed at creating division among the people, adding that these nefarious acts will not yield any result and will not affect the unity of Afghans.

At least 30 worshippers were killed and many hurt in a latest sectarian attack at a Shia mosque in Kabul on Friday.

An Afghan police spokesman has raised the death toll from a suicide bombing at a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province to 33 killed, including a warlord who was apparently the target of the attack.

Dozens of people have been killed in two separate attacks at Shia mosques in Afghanistan.

Other reports by GizPress

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