Kabul: Explosion in mosque in Afghanistan’s capital, police said


Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief, told CNN there were casualties from the blast, but did not provide further details.

He said the incident took place in the city’s Police District 17 and security forces are investigating on the spot.

Healthcare organization Emergency later confirmed that at least three people had died.

“Following today’s blast, we admitted 27 patients, including five minors, to a seven-year-old boy at our Surgical Center for War Victims in Kabul,” Stefano Soza, Country Director for Emergency in Afghanistan, told CNN. “

“Two patients arrived dead, one died in the emergency room,” he said.

“In the month of August alone, we managed six mass casualties at our hospital, with a total of about 80 patients. Throughout the year, we were subjected to constant gunshots, shrapnel, stabbings, and mine and IED blasts on a daily basis. The country is suffering the consequences of a very long struggle that has undermined its future.”

Taliban deputy spokesman Bilal Karimi condemned the blast in a tweet on Wednesday evening.

“Killers of civilians and perpetrators of similar crimes will soon be caught and punished for their actions, God willing,” Karimi wrote.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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