+10 people killed in powerful explosion at Kabul mosque
A huge explosion at a mosque in Kabul has killed at least ten worshippers and injured 20 more, reported a Taliban official.
The walls of a mosque in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, shook due to the powerful explosion on Friday, which killed at least 10 people and wounded 20, reported a Taliban spokesperson.
Hundreds gathered to pray on the last Friday of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan. The Khalifa Aga Gul Jan Mosque was packed, a resident mentioned, expressing worry that the casualty toll could increase.
Mohammad Nafi Takor, the Taliban-appointed interior ministry spokesperson, was unable to provide additional information, and Taliban security personnel roped off the area. The cause of the explosion was unknown at the time, and no one claimed responsibility.
Ambulances raced to the site, driving up to the end of a narrow street in an eastern neighborhood of Kabul to reach the mosque.
The explosion was the latest in a string of such bombings that have raged across the country. Similar mosque bombings have recently targeted different mosques in the country and have been claimed by the Islamic State group's regional affiliate, known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, or IS-K.
A week ago, an explosion erupted in a mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, resulting in 20 casualties, the commander of Kunduz province, Qari Badri, reported.
On the other hand, Afghan news agency Amaj News reported that the attack resulted in at least 30 casualties, while TOLOnews reported that there were no less than seven dead.