Another bloody carnage in Afghanistan: Powerful blast hits mosque in Kabul

Edited By: Nikhil Pandey
KABUL Updated: Apr 29, 2022, 08:26 PM(IST)

A nurse at a nearby hospital who declined to be named said they had received several injured people in critical condition from the attack. Photograph:( Twitter )

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A powerful blast hit a mosque in western Kabul during prayers on Friday, killing at least 10 and wounding 15, officials said, amidst a spate of attacks on Afghan places of worship and civilian targets during the holy Islamic month of Ramadan.

A huge bomb blast occurred just moments ago inside the Khalifa Sahib Mosque in Darul Aman, west of Kabul, Afghanistan's capital city.

The blast is alleged to have occurred while a huge crowd was present inside the mosque. 

It is the 11th terrorist attack in Afghanistan in the last ten days.

In today's blast, a Sufi mosque/Khanqah in Kabul's Darul Aman district was attacked during congregational prayers.

The death toll is expected to be "huge."

According to some reports, the mosque's roof fell as a result of the explosion. 

A nurse at a neighbouring hospital who did not want to be identified claimed the incident had left several injured individuals in severe condition.

In recent weeks, a number of Afghan civilians have been killed in bombings, some of which have been claimed by the Islamic State.

Since taking power in August, Afghanistan's Taliban rulers claim to have secured the country and mostly eradicated the Islamic State's local offshoot, but international authorities and analysts fear the potential of militancy return remains.

The Shia religious minority has been targeted in many of the attacks, but Sunni mosques have also been targeted.

The latest attack came on the holy Islamic day of Friday, the last in the month of Ramadan in which most Muslims fast and before the religious holiday of Eid next week.

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