It fell during Friday prayers and its force shook nearby buildings
Afghan officials said that a powerful explosion occurred in a mosque in western Kabul, during Friday prayers, killing at least 50 people and wounding 15.
The explosion occurred after Friday prayers at a mosque in the west of the city, and its force shook nearby buildings. A resident of the area stated that he saw people being transported into ambulances after the explosion. “The explosion was so loud, I thought I had lost my hearing,” he added.
While eyewitnesses spoke of a higher number of victims, the director of the mosque said that the explosion that occurred killed more than 50 worshipers. Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Taliban Ministry of Interior said yesterday that at least 20 people were killed or wounded in the blast. According to the Italian Emergency Organization, 20 injured people were taken to a local hospital. Initially, no more specific information was available about the number of victims of the explosion and its cause.
And shake a wave of a series of attacks the country. The terrorist organization ISIS claims responsibility for most of the attacks. In the past few weeks, dozens have been killed in attacks on mosques, religious minorities and schools. Meanwhile, ISIS claimed responsibility for two bombs that exploded in the city of Mazar-i-Sharif in the province of Balkh in northern Afghanistan, killing at least nine civilians and wounding 13 others.