The explosion occurred during the Maghrib prayer. The cleric Masjid Amir Mohammad Kabuli also died in the blast.
A bomb exploded in a mosque in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, on Wednesday night, killing 20 people. It is also reported that 40 people were injured. According to Tolo TV’s Telegram channel, the blast occurred during Maghreb prayers at the ‘Abubakar Sediq’ mosque in Kabul’s Khairkhana district.
Taliban security officials said Taliban security personnel went to the scene to investigate the explosion in the PD-17 area of Kabul. The cleric Masjid Amir Mohammad Kabuli also died in the blast. The area’s hospital emergency NGO said 27 people were admitted, including 5 children. One of these children is 7 years old.
Last week, Taliban supporter Maulana Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani was killed in a fidayeen attack in Kabul. The Islamic State claimed responsibility.
Earlier on August 8, eight people were killed and 22 injured when a bomb exploded in a Kabul market. The explosion took place in the western area of the city where people from the Shia Muslim community used to go. Islamic State also claimed responsibility for the explosion.