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Kabul: Suicide blast in mosque, at least 14 people killed

Afghan security forces arrive at the site of a suicide attack on a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team Kabul, Afghanistan Aug 25, 2017, 10.09 AM (IST)

A suicide bomber blew himself up inside a mosque in Kabul.

Kabul police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid told AFP a suicide bomber "detonated himself inside the mosque". The interior ministry confirmed a "terrorist attack" had taken place.

At least 14 civilians have been killed, Afghanistan's interior ministry said.

Police officials told Reuters a suicide bomber detonated himself at the gate.  

Witnesses reported a blast followed by gunfire, according to a Kabul police official, Reuters reported.

The area has been cordoned off by the police, Afganistan's tolo news said.

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