At least 22 people were killed and dozens more injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday. The explosion occurred at 2pm local time in Qala-e-Fathullah area of Kabul as worshippers were leaving the mosque after weekly Friday prayers. Eyewitnesses were quoted by Tolo News channel as saying that the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.
The bomber was unable to enter the mosque as a policeman spotted him and opened fire, reports said. No group claimed responsibility for the attack. The Islamic State and the Afghan Taliban have claimed recent attacks and bombings in Kabul and other parts of Afghanistan. Both groups have also repeatedly targeted Afghanistan’s Shia minority.
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