An explosion outdoors a mosque within the Afghan capital killed not less than two folks.
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An explosion outdoors a mosque within the Afghan capital killed not less than two folks on Sunday, senior Taliban officers mentioned.
The blast struck close to the doorway of the big Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned on Twitter, including that “a lot of civilians” died.
A spokesman from the inside ministry, Qari Sayed Khosti, informed AFP: “Our preliminary data reveals two civilians had been killed and three wounded within the blast.”
A prayer ceremony for Mujahid’s mom, who died final week, was being held on the mosque on Sunday afternoon, the spokesman had written on social media on Saturday, including “all folks and mates are invited to attend”.
Ahmadullah, a shopkeeper close by, informed AFP: “I heard the sound of an explosion close to the Eid Gah Mosque adopted by weapons firing.
“Simply forward of the blast the Taliban had blocked the street to carry a prayer ceremony for Zabihullah Mujahid’s mom within the Eid Gah Mosque.”
AFP journalists in two places within the capital additionally heard the blast and capturing.
Ambulances carrying the wounded had been seen speeding in the direction of Kabul’s Emergency Hospital within the Shahr-e Naw space.
The hospital mentioned on Twitter that 4 sufferers had been being handled.
Medical employees waited outdoors, AFP journalists noticed, as folks arrived in blood-stained garments.