Mazar-i-Sharif mosque blast kills 40 people, injures more than 100
A blast shakes a mosque in Afghanistan killing five and injuring 65, with the death toll expected to rise.
A blast in a mosque in Afghanistan’s Mazar-i-Sharif killed at least five people and injured 65 others on Thursday, Tolo News reported, citing local health authorities.
According to Tolo News, because the data is preliminary, the number of individuals killed and injured may rise.
According to a local Taliban commander, an explosion inside a mosque in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday killed or injured at least 20 people.
“A blast happened in 2nd district inside a Shi’ite mosque, more than 20 killed and injured,” Mohammad Asif Wazeri, the spokesperson for the Taliban commander in Mazar-i-Sharif, told Reuters.
A medical source told Sputnik that the death toll rose to 40, at least, and the injuries exceeded 100.