No less than 4 killed, 10 wounded after blast close to Kabul mosque

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KABUL — No less than 4 persons are lifeless and 10 wounded after explosion went off close to a mosque in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul on Friday, with a hospital confirming the variety of casualties.

A column of black smoke rose into the sky and pictures rang out a number of minutes after the blast within the metropolis’s diplomatic quarter.

The Italian Emergency Hospital in Kabul mentioned it had obtained 14 casualties and that 4 folks had been lifeless on arrival.

Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief, mentioned the blast focused worshippers leaving the mosque after Friday prayers.

Inside Minister spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor mentioned the blast went off on the primary street close to the mosque. He mentioned the trigger was below investigation. Takor mentioned police groups had been on the web site and that an investigation was underway.

Mosques have beforehand been a goal for assaults.

The blast befell close to the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque which, in 2020, was struck by a bomb that killed two folks, together with the mosque’s prayer chief.

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