Kabul: Deadly explosion hits mosque in Afghan capital, police say



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An explosion erupted inside a mosque throughout night prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan on Wednesday, killing at the very least three folks and injuring dozens of others.

Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for the Kabul police chief, informed CNN the blast triggered casualties, however didn’t specify additional.

The incident occurred within the metropolis’s police district 17 and safety forces are on the scene investigating, he added.

Well being care group Emergency mentioned that at the very least three folks had died.

“Following today’s explosion, we admitted 27 patients to our Surgical Centre for War Victims in Kabul, including five minors, one of them a 7-year-old boy,” Stefano Sozza, Emergency’s Nation Director in Afghanistan, informed CNN.

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

“In the month of August alone, we managed six mass casualties in our hospital, with a total of almost 80 patients. Throughout the year, we have continued to receive gunshot injuries, shrapnel injuries, stabbing injuries, and victims of mine and IED explosions on a daily basis. The country is suffering the consequences of a very long conflict that has undermined its future,” he added.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed there have been lifeless and wounded civilians, however didn’t say what number of. He tweeted that the Taliban authorities “strongly condemns” the explosion, and vowed the perpetrators of “such crimes will be caught and punished for their heinous deeds.”

One other Taliban deputy spokesperson, Bilal Karimi, condemned the explosion in a tweet on Wednesday night.

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