The suspected bomber tried to enter the mosque however was blocked by police, setting off a gun battle
KABUL: A suicide bomber killed at the very least three individuals and wounded 5 extra in an assault at mosque within the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, safety officers stated.
The suspected bomber tried to enter the mosque however was blocked by police, setting off a gun battle, Inside Ministry spokesman Najib Danish stated.
The attacker then took refuge in a kitchen earlier than detonating a bomb. The assault got here as mosques across the metropolis have been crowded for an evening of spiritual observances as a part of the Islamic holy month of Ramazan.
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The al Zahra mosque is utilized by Kabul’s Shia minority, who’ve been focused by suicide bombings up to now.
An assault on a Shia mosque in November killed greater than 30 individuals. Islamic State militants claimed duty for that assault, in addition to an assault final July that killed greater than eighty individuals at a principally Shia demonstration.
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