Newshub18 :Kabul mosque explosion, many casualties feared.
A large explosion has occurred in a mosque near Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Police fear many casualties in this incident. BBC news.According to the BBC report, the attack on the mosque in Kabul took place during prayers on Wednesday night. A non-governmental organization called Emergency said that at least three people lost their lives in the explosion at the mosque. Dozens of other people were injured.
Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran was quoted by local media as saying that an explosion occurred in a mosque in the northwestern part of the capital. Several media say that the Imam of that mosque named Siddiqui was killed in the explosion.
However, it has not yet been ascertained who did the attack.
A week ago, a suicide bomber killed a pro-Taliban religious leader in Kabul. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.Police spokesman Khalid Zadran said security forces have already been sent to the blast site near the capital.Emergency, an Italian-based agency operating in Kabul, said they had confirmed three deaths so far.
The non-governmental organization says that they received 27 people injured in the explosion. Among them are five children. One child is only seven years old.
A Taliban intelligence official told Reuters news agency that 35 people were injured or killed in the blast. This number may increase.
Witnesses say they heard a loud explosion. The blast shattered the windows of nearby buildings.The intelligence officer, who did not wish to be named, said that an explosion occurred during prayers in a mosque in Khair Khana area of Kabul.
A Taliban spokesman said they strongly condemn the attack