August 16, 2022

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Afghanistan: Kabul mosque blast, 8 killed – Afghanistan capital Kabul mosque blast kills 8.

Highlights of the story

  • Shias, Hazaras were targeted
  • Explosion in residential area

Two major explosions have occurred in the Afghan capital, Kabul. One of the blasts took place at the Hazara Mosque here. At least 8 people have been killed in these blasts, according to reports. The Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the blast. These blasts have been targeted at women. Most of the victims in this incident were women and children.

According to reports, the explosions took place in the western part of Kabul. Hazara and Shia ethnic groups have been targeted. An explosion occurred at the Imam Muhammad Baker mosque located in Sar-e-Kareez area of ​​Kabul. The area in Kabul where the blast took place was a residential area. The main population here is Shia Muslims.

At least eight people were killed in the blast, Afghan police said. Meanwhile, 18 people were injured. At the same time, the Islamic State said in its statement that 20 people were killed and injured.

Kabul police spokesman Khalid Sadran said the blast took place in a busy area.

According to Reuters, the video of the incident is going viral. People can be seen running here and there. At the same time, people are stepping forward to help the injured.

There have been several recent attacks on Shia sects in Afghanistan. They are a minority here. Terrorist groups linked to the Islamic State have been active in Afghanistan since 2014, posing a challenge to the country’s security.