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    At Least 27 Killed, 35 Injured in Suicide Attack on Shiite Mosque in Kabul

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    At least 27 were killed and 35 injured in a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's capital, local media cited Kabul police as saying.

    TOLOnews relayed the figures from the Kabul criminal investigation directorate police chief.

    "Kabul police CID chief confirms 27 dead and 35 wounded in deadly Shia mosque blast," the broadcaster said via its Twitter account.

    The broadcaster said early reports indicate that a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device during a ceremony at the Baqir-ul-Olum mosque in the district known as PD6.

    No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

    Earlier in the day, a blast occurred in another Kabul's district. A car bomb blast left one dead and one injured.


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