Dozens killed as suicide bomber attacks mosque in Afghanistan

Security officials carry out a dead body after a suicide bomb attack on a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.

No fewer than 30 persons have been feared killed after a suicide bomber hit Shi‘ite mosque in Kabul on Friday.
The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi part of Kabul, Afghanistan, as Shi‘ite worshippers gathered for prayers.

A senior security official said that the exact number of casualties was unknown but that security forces at the scene had removed at least 30 bodies.

The attacker is reported to have opened fire as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, before detonating a bomb.

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mojahid confirmed the incident at the Shia mosque in Kabul, but did not give further details.

Also, a spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry said investigators were working at the scene to determine the nature of the explosion.

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