Four killed in a mosque in Kabul


Four people were killed and several others injured in a blast that ripped through a mosque in Kabul, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Tareq Arian said.

The blast took place at the Sher Shah Suri Mosque in Kabul’s Kart-e-Char area, reports TOLO News.

Azizullah Mofleh, the imam of the mosque, was among the four killed according to the Ministry.

The explosives were placed inside the mosque, it added.

No group has immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Friday’s attack occurs after an IED blast in Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque in downtown Kabul on June 2 in which the imam of the mosque, Mohammad Ayaz Niazi, was killed.

The June 2 attack follows a bombing claimed by the Islamic State against a television station’s minibus in central Kabul on May 30, killing a scribe and the driver.