Explosion near Afghan mosque kills 7, injures 22

Explosion near Afghan mosque kills 7, injures 22

An explosion at a security checkpoint near a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul has killed at least seven people and injured 22 others. It’s believed to have been caused by a suicide bomber, according to Reuters.

The blast occurred about 300 meters from the Mosalla-e-Mazari area in Kabul’s PD6 on Friday, according to the Ministry of Interior’s Deputy Spokesman Nusrat Rahimi, who informed TOLO news.

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The attack appeared to target a crowd, including senior government officials, which had gathered at a Shiite mosque to celebrate the anniversary of Abdul Ali Mazari’s death, the former leader of Islamic Unity Party of Afghanistan. There has been no immediate claim of responsibility.

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