07:37 GMT +321 November 2017
Live
    Security forces inspect the site of a suicide attack outside a Shiite mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 29, 2017

    Suicide Bomber Strikes Shi'ite Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, At Least 30 Dead

    © AP Photo/ Massoud Hossaini
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 40210

    According to a security official, the terrorist blew himself up in the Afghan capital.

    Security forces at the scene of the explosion have removed at least 30 dead bodies, the exact number of victims is still unknown. The suicide attack occurred at the Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, while Shi'ite worshippers gathered for prayers.

    According to reports, the attacker walked into the mosque where he detonated his explosives. No terrorist group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

    The situation in Afghanistan has worsened noticeably in recent months. The radical Taliban movement, which has already seized considerable territory in rural areas of the country, has launched an offensive against large cities.

    Additionally, the influence of the Daesh terrorist group has increased. Afghan Security Forces have been conducting anti-terrorist operations throughout the country.

     

    Related:

    Afghan Police Seize Explosive Laden Truck in Kabul - Reports
    Kabul Airport Attack Serves as Terrorists' Display of Strength - Russian MP
    Daesh, Taliban Attack Kabul Airport Hours After Mattis, Stoltenberg Arrive
    Tags:
    suicide attack, mosque, Afghanistan, Kabul
    Community standardsDiscussion
    Comment via FacebookComment via Sputnik
    • Сomment