Mosque Blast in Kabul kills 2, including an imam

ANI Kabul, Afghanistan Jun 03, 2020, 02.48 PM(IST)

A volunteer carries an injured youth to hospital, following a bomb blast in a mosque in Kabul Photograph:( AFP )

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The explosion happened at around 7:30 Kabul time.

 A blast at Kabul's Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque killed two people and injured eight others, the country's Ministry of Interior Affairs said on Tuesday.

The explosion happened at around 7:30 Kabul time, TOLOnews reported.

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The explosives were placed in the mosque, the Interior Affairs said, adding that the imam, Mohammad Ayaz Niazi, was also killed in the blast.

Afghanistan Presidential spokesperson Sediq Sediqqi in a tweet condemned the attack.

"The AFG government strongly condemns the heinous attack on a mosque in Kabul. Today`s attack on a mosque reveals the brutality and inhumanity of those who purposefully perpetrate violence against our Ulema and innocent people. Condolences to the victims and their families," Sediqqi tweeted.