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Afghanistan: 72 Martyred As Bombings Hit Two Mosques in Kabul, Ghor
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At least 72 people, including women and children, were martyred and scores of others injured in two terrorist bomb attacks that targeted two Shia mosques in Afghanistan.

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The first explosion rocked Imam Zaman mosque in the western district of Dasht-e-Barchi in the Afghan capital, Kabul, on Friday as worshipers had gathered for prayers.

A top security official said security forces at the scene had removed at least 39 bodies, but the exact number of casualties was still unknown.

The second blast targeted a mosque in the central province of Ghor, leaving at least 33 people martyred, said Iqbal Nezami, a spokesman for the Ghor provincial police.

The attack apparently targeted a local leader, who was among other worshipers.

The targeted official was a top local political and military leader of the Jamiat political party in Ghor, Balkh provincial governor Atta Mohammad Noor said in a statement.

The statement, however, said the local official was martyred along with as many as 30 other worshipers.

Meanwhile, Daesh [the Arabic acronym for ‘ISIS/ISIL'] Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the Kabul attack.

Concerns are growing over what appears to be an alarming spread of Shia killings in Afghanistan.

Late last month, a bomber detonated an explosive device outside another Shia mosque in Kabul, martyring at least six people. Daesh claimed the attack, which came just ahead of Ashura mourning rituals that mark the martyrdom of Imam Hussein [AS] and 72 of his companions in 680 AD.

In August, more than 40 Shia Muslims were martyred in Kabul when Daesh terrorists attacked a mosque packed with worshipers.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

21-10-2017 | 09:01


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