At least seven people have been killed and greater than 40 injured on Friday by a blast near a mosque within the Afghan capital which struck as worshipers have been streaming out of afternoon prayers, police stated.
The explosion was the newest in a lethal collection focusing on Friday prayers at mosques in latest months, a few of them claimed by the militant group Islamic State.
“After prayers, when people wanted to come out from the mosque, a blast happened,” stated Kabul police and Khalid Zadran. “All casualties are civilians.”
He later confirmed the demise toll was seven, together with youngsters, and stated 41 people had been injured.
Italian-NGO run Emergency Hospital stated it had obtained 14 people harm by the explosion, of whom 4 have been lifeless on arrival.
“Feeling appalled by today’s Kabul blast and learning about … (casualties) this detonation has caused,” Raffaella Iodice, the deputy head of the European Union’s Delegation to Afghanistan stated in a tweet.
The explosion occurred in Wazir Akbar Khan, an space previously house to the town’s “green zone” – the situation of many overseas embassies and NATO – however now managed by the ruling Taliban.
The mosque has been focused previously, together with a blast in June 2020 – earlier than the Taliban returned to energy – that killed its imam and wounded a number of people.