Six people killed in Kabul mosque explosion

Interior Minister of Afghanistan calls the incident a terrorist act
23:16, 15 June 2017

Explosion in Kabul on May 31, 2017

Explosion occurred at Shi'ite al-Zahra mosque in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul, multiple victims were reported, according to Reuters.

"The suspected bomber tried to enter the mosque but was blocked by police, setting off a gun battle. The attacker then took refuge in a kitchen before detonating a bomb," the agency’s message reads, referring to Interior Ministry spokesman.

The attack was carried out while mosques around the city were crowded for a night of religious observances as part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Later Afghan TV channel Tolo informed that at least 6 people were killed, ten more got wounded as a result of powerful blast.

Al-Zahra mosque is visited by Shi'ite minority and suffered suicide bombings in the past.

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