Explosion rocks Interior Ministry's mosque in Afghanistan, killing 4
So far, 4 have lost their lives, and 25 have been injured in the explosion whose responsibility has not been claimed yet.
An explosion that blasted the mosque of the Afghan Interior Ministry in Kabul killed 5 and injured 25 more, according to Abdul Nafi Takor, the ministry's spokesperson.
The capital's emergency hospital previously divulged that 2 died, and 20 were injured. An investigation is ongoing, and more details on how the killing occurred will be released later, according to the spokesman.
🔴#Kabul: After a bomb attack in a mosque at the Interior Ministry, EMERGENCY NGO Surgical Centre has received 20 patients - 2 were already dead on arrival. This is the 2nd mass casualty the hospital has handled in recent days, and the 23rd of the year so far.#Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/Fw2lJUHZPZ— EMERGENCY NGO (@emergency_ngo) October 5, 2022
The explosion, according to a source to Sputnik, occurred during prayer time and it is not clear yet whether or not high-ranking officials were targeted in the explosion.
Bombings in Afghanistan have been on the rise, devastating hundreds of civilians. As of recent, according to the United Nations mission in the country on Monday, the death toll from a suicide bombing that occurred at a girls' school in the Afghan capital last week had increased to at least 43.
Reports revealed that a suicide bomber blew himself up next to a women at a gender-segregated study hall in a Kabul neighborhood Friday.
"Forty-three killed. 83 wounded. Girls & young women were the main victims," the UN mission said in a tweet, adding that casualties were expected to rise further.
It seems that the cameras and the microphones of some #Western media outlets go missing whenever the issue is terrorist attacks on #Afghanistan.— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) October 3, 2022
Two recent attacks shook the country recently, one of which claimed the lives of more than 40 young women in an educational center. pic.twitter.com/uRCvOB4PZl
The bomber detonated as hundreds of students were gathered ahead of an entrance exam for university admissions.
The Taliban authorities have so far said 25 people were killed and 33 others were wounded in the attack.
Following the Taliban's return to power in Afghanistan last year, a two-decade war against the Western-backed government came to an end, and there was a dramatic drop in bloodshed. However, security has started to deteriorate recently.