BREAKING: Massive SUICIDE Bombing Leaves At Least 63 DEAD


KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 60 people have been killed in two separate attacks on mosques in Afghanistan, according to multiple reports.

The attacker was on foot and walked into to the Imam Zaman Mosque on Friday in the city’s Dashti Barch area where he detonated his explosives, according to Maj. Gen. Alimast Momand.

At least 39 people were killed and at least 45 people were injured in the first attack.

In a separate attack, at least 30 people were killed at a Sunni Muslim mosque in Ghor province, according to reports.

No groups have so far said they carried out the attacks but so-called Islamic State (IS) has previously targeted Shia mosques across Afghanistan.

The new attacks bring to at least 176 the number of people killed in bomb attacks across the country this week.

The BBC reports that one eyewitness said that the scene at Kabul’s Imam Zaman mosque, in the west of the city, looked like a “front line”.

Another witness, Mahmood Shah Husaini, said people had been praying when the bomber detonated his explosives.

The attacker is reported to have opened fire as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, before detonating a bomb.

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mojahid confirmed the incident at the Shia mosque in Kabul, but did not give further details.

A spokesman for the Afghan interior ministry said investigators were working at the scene to determine the “nature of the explosion,” AFP news agency reports.

The attack on the Sunni mosque in Ghor, central Afghanistan, also killed a pro-government militia commander, according to reports.

Details of the attacks remain unclear and the number of casualties is likely to rise. Dozens of worshippers were also injured, Afghan’s health ministry said.

The Afghan president has issued a statement condemning the attacks.

Ashraf Ghani says that the day’s attacks show that “the terrorists have once again staged bloody attacks but they will not achieve their evil purposes and sow discord among the Afghans.”

Ghani pledged that Afghan security forces would step up the fight to “eliminate the terrorists who target Afghans of all religions and tribes.”

The carnage continues.

This is a developing situation.



FOLLOW us on Facebook at Nation In Distress!

Please like and share on Facebook and Twitter!

Facebook Has Banned Us!

The leftists at Facebook decided they didn’t like our message, so they removed our page and are censoring us. Help us fight back and subscribe to our newsletter so that you can stay up-to-date with everything Facebook doesn’t want you to see!

Disqus Comments