As many as four people were killed and over 20 injured as an explosion hit a mosque in Kabul on Wednesday.
The explosion took place inside the Ministry of Interior Affairs compound in Kabul, local media reported. (Photo: Twitter)
Four people were killed and over 20 were injured as a massive explosion hit a mosque in a government complex in Afghanistan’s Kabul on Wednesday.
The explosion took place inside the Interior Ministry compound in Kabul, local media reported. This comes days after a suicide bombing in a Kabul classroom killed 53 people, including 46 women. Over 100 people were injured in the deadly explosion.
The Taliban confirmed that a blast went off in a government ministry mosque in Kabul as officials and visitors were praying, reported AP. The Interior Ministry spokesperson confirmed the death of four people. A total of 25 people were injured in the blast near the ministry, it said.
Emergency NGO in a tweet said so far it has received 20 patients with two being declared dead on arrival.
“The operating theatres are working and we have activated mass casualty procedures. We have received 20 people so far. The number may unfortunately increase again in the next few hours.” Dejan Panic, Acting Country Director in Afghanistan said.
This series of blasts come as the Taliban completed one year of its rule in Afghanistan following the ouster of the US-backed civilian government last year. Rights groups said the Taliban had broken multiple pledges to respect human and women’s rights.
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