Explosions in Kabul: Terrible explosion near a mosque in Kabul, capital of Afghanistan, four killed, 10 injured
A massive explosion took place on Friday in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan. Amidst the many incidents of blasts in Afghanistan, yet another atmosphere of panic has been created. The explosion occurred after Friday prayers near a mosque in the capital. Police have informed that at least four people were killed and 10 injured in the blast.
Continuous blasts in mosques
The blast is the latest in a series of fatalities targeting Friday prayers at mosques in recent months. Terrorist groups continue to target mosques in Afghanistan. On Friday, minutes after the explosion in the city's diplomatic quarter, a huge balloon of black smoke rose into the sky and opened fire.
Kabul police chief confirms casualties
Confirming the Kabul police chief's spokesman, Khalid Zadran, said, "The explosion occurred when people tried to come out of the mosque after the prayer." All the casualties are civilians, the exact number is not yet clear.
The Italian-NGO-run emergency hospital said the blast targeted 14 people, four of whom were killed. The blast took place at Wazir Akbar Khan, formerly home to the city's 'Green Zone, the site of several foreign embassies and NATO, but now controlled by the ruling Taliban.
Interior minister's spokesman Abdul Nafi Taqor said the blast happened on the main road near the mosque. He said the reasons were being probed. Take said that police teams are at the spot and the matter is being investigated.