A bomb blast in Kabul Mosque killed 22 people

A bomb blast in Kabul Mosque killed 22 people

At least 21 people were killed, and more than twenty others were injured in an explosion that tore through a mosque in the Afghan capital crowded with worshipers, authorities said on Thursday.

Since the Taliban regained control of Afghanistan last year, fewer bombs have been nationwide. 

Still, many strikes, some of which targeted minority populations, have shaken the nation recently, including some claimed by the terrorist Islamic State (IS) organization.

The explosion at the Sediqia Mosque and adjacent madrasa in Kabul on Wednesday night has not yet been assigned a cause.

He was my cousin; I pray that God would pardon him. “Masiullah, a resident who went by that name, mentioned a relative who perished in the explosion.

Khalid Zadran, a spokesperson for the Kabul police, reported 21 fatalities and 33 injuries.

Emergency, an Italian non-governmental organization running a Kabul hospital, reported receiving 35 patients, three of whom died.

“Shrapnel and burns were the main causes of injury. Our doctors worked all through the night. Nine children were among the victims we were given, “Stefano Sozza, the country director, said in a statement on Thursday.

When approached by AFP, local hospitals said they were forbidden from disclosing information on the victims they had attended to.