Afghanistan: 8 people killed, 20 injured in Kabul mosque explosion

(The Muslim News): Eight people were killed and 20 injured in a bomb explosion outside a mosque in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Sunday, according to local media reports.

People had gathered at Eidgah Great Mosque on Sunday afternoon for a memorial service was being held for Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid’s deceased mother.

Mujahid is also Deputy Minister of Information and Culture in the Taliban caretaker government.

Saeed Khosti, a spokesman for the Interior Ministry in the interim Taliban government, said three people have been arrested in connection with the attack.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid earlier said on Twitter that “a “number of civilians” had died in the blast “near the entrance of the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul.”

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Later oo Sunday night, there were more explosions and gunfire in Kabul. 
Taliban spokesman Mujahid said the operation “completely destroyed” an ISIS center.
“Last night, a special unit of the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate carried out an operation against ISIS insurgents in Kabul’s Police District 17. As a result of this operation, which was very decisive and successful, the ISIS center was completely destroyed and all the ISIS members in it were killed,” tweeted Mujahid.
[Photo:Security measures are taken after an explosion targeted the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan on October 3, 2021. Photographer: Bilal Güler/AA]

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