Death toll in Kabul Mosque blast rises to 39

ANI | Updated: Oct 21, 2017 02:51 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Oct 21 (ANI): The death toll in a suicide bomb attack inside a mosque in the western part of Kabul has reached 39.

The Tolo News quoted Afghan Interior Ministry as saying that at least 39 people were killed and 45 wounded in the Imam Zaman Mosque attack in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul city on Friday evening, .

A suicide bomber detonated his explosives in Imam Zaman mosque when worshippers were offering their evening prayers.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has reportedly claimed responsibility for the attack.

Condemning the attack, President Ashraf Ghani called the attack as inhuman and against the values of Islam.

Ghani said these nefarious acts will not yield any result and will not affect the unity of Afghans.

The Kabul mosque attack came hours after an explosion occurred close to a mosque in Daleema district in Ghor province in which at least 10 people were killed and many other were wounded. (ANI)

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