Islamabad | Kabul Blast : In Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, once again an explosion inside the mosque killed 5 people. At the same time, 9 people died in bomb blasts in three mini vans in the north of the country. The information was given by the Taliban. A local group affiliated with the Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the blasts in the minivan. It has been told by Kabul Emergency Hospital that 22 people who were injured due to the bombing of the mosque were brought to the hospital, out of which five died. Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for Taliban police in Kabul, said there was no further information available about the explosion at the Hazrat Zakaria Mosque in Police District 4.
Violence in #Afghanistan: Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack in the northern Afghan city of Mazar-i-Sharif that killed at least nine people. Authorities also confirmed another blast in #Kabul that killed at least five.https://t.co/WEZ5tmVFce
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All the victims belong to the minority Shia community.
Kabul Blast : It is told that when the blast occurred in the mosque, people had gathered for the evening prayers. Meanwhile, Taliban spokesman in Balkh province, Mohammad Asif Waziri, said three minivans were targeted in the city of Mazar-e-Sharif and explosive devices were placed in them. He said that 9 people were killed and 15 were injured in the blasts. A police officer said on condition of anonymity that all the casualties in Mazar-e-Sharif belonged to the minority Shia Muslim community in the country.
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A series of explosions shook Afghanistan on Wednesday, the Taliban said, including a blast inside a mosque in the capital of Kabul that killed at least five worshipers and three bombings of minivans in the country’s north that killed nine passengers. https://t.co/BBJ6i5pExg
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3 buses were targeted…
Kabul Blast : IS news agency ‘Amak’ issued a statement saying that the Sunni terrorist group informed about the blasts in the mini van. The statement said that IS targeted three buses with an IED. No one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack on Kabul’s mosque, but it appears to have been carried out by the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, an IS-affiliated regional group. The group has been active in Afghanistan since 2014 and is posing major security challenges to the new Taliban rulers in the country. After seizing power in Afghanistan in August last year, the Taliban took strong action against IS in eastern Afghanistan.
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