Usa News

At least 4 dead and 10 injured after explosion near Kabul mosque

KABUL — At least four people are dead and 10 injured after an explosion erupted near a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday, with a hospital confirming the death toll.

A column of black smoke rose into the sky and gunfire rang out minutes after the explosion in the city’s diplomatic quarter.

Kabul’s Italian Emergency Hospital said it had received 14 injured people and four people were dead on arrival.

Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for Kabul’s police chief, said the blast targeted worshipers leaving the mosque after Friday prayers.

Interior Minister Spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor said the blast occurred on the main road near the mosque. He said the case was under investigation. Takor said police teams were on the scene and an investigation was underway.

Mosques have already been the target of attacks.

The blast took place near the Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque which in 2020 was hit by a bomb that killed two people, including the mosque’s prayer leader.

washingtonpost Gt

Not all news on the site expresses the point of view of the site, but we transmit this news automatically and translate it through programmatic technology on the site and not from a human editor.
Back to top button