Afghanistan: 21 dead after attack in Kabul

Afghanistan: 21 dead after attack in Kabul

Status: 08/18/2022 10:11

During evening prayers there was an explosion at a mosque in Kabul. Police say 21 dead and 33 injured. So far, no one has publicly claimed responsibility for the attack.

A bomb exploded at a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, killing 21 people. As informed by the local police. Another 33 people were injured.

According to police and witnesses, the blast occurred during evening prayers at the mosque in northern Kabul on Wednesday. A prominent preacher is said to be among the dead. So far, no one has publicly claimed responsibility for the attack.

Taliban spokesperson confirms dead and wounded

Taliban spokesman Sabihullah Mujahid confirmed that there were deaths and injuries in the blast, but gave no figures. Killers of civilians will soon be punished for their crimes, he said on Twitter.

There have been several attacks since the Taliban took power in Afghanistan about a year ago. The terrorist organization “Islamic State” claimed most of them.

April series of attacks

Cleric Rahimullah Hakkani was killed in a suicide attack in Kabul last Thursday. In April, Afghanistan was rocked by a series of attacks on mosques during the fasting month of Ramadan, killing many people.