27 killed in suicide bombing at Kabul mosque

37 killed in Afghanistan as Taliban attack security forces

KABUL: At least 27 people were killed and 17 wounded following a suicide attack at a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, with a rise in casualties feared, a government spokesman said on Monday.
Officials in the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in the Ministry of Interior (MoI) confirmed 27 people were killed and nearly 35 others were wounded in the attack.
A security official in the area earlier confirmed the suicide attack inside the Baqir-ul-Olum mosque, targeting a gathering of Shi’ite Muslims.
Eyewitnesses in the area said several injured people were taken to the hospital from the blast site.
The eyewitnesses are saying that a suicide bomber detonated his explosives after entering a mosque located in the area, leaving several people dead or wounded.
The security officials have not commented regarding the incident and there are no reports regarding the exact number of casualties.


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