A suicide bomber has targeted a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul, killing at least 32 people and injuring dozens more, local officials say. At least 10 others were killed when a blast hit a mosque in Ghor province.
The attack in the capital happened just after 6 p.m. local time when a man entered the Imam Zaman Mosque in west Kabul, where more than 100 people were gathered for Friday prayers. The man then opened fire before blowing himself up.
The Afghan Interior Ministry confirmed that at least 32 people had been killed and 41 others were injured, some of whom were taken to area hospitals with serious injuries. The death toll is expected to rise.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s deadly attack. The attack appeared to target Shia Muslims who are a minority in Afghanistan and have long been targeted by the Islamic State (ISIS) group.
Around the same time as the attack in Kabul, a suicide bomber blew himself up at a mosque in Ghor province. Only few details about the attack were immediately available, but provincial officials said at least 10 people had been killed.
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