Conflicts & War

2 killed in blast near Kabul mosque

Kabul, Oct 3 (EFE).- At least two civilians were killed and three were wounded on Sunday in a blast near a mosque in in the Afghan capital Kabul where a prayer ceremony was being held for the death of the Taliban spokesperson’s mother.

“Our initial information suggests at least two people martyred and three people injured in today’s blast,” Taliban Interior Ministry spokesman, Qari Saeed Khosty told Efe, adding that the information was still preliminary and the death toll could change in the coming hours.

The attack took place shortly after 4pm local time near the entrance of the Eid Gah mosque, where many civilians had gathered.

When the attack occurred, a prayer ceremony was being held for the death of the Taliban’s main spokesperson, Zabihullah Mujahid.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the blast.

The mosque is located a few meters from the Afghan presidential palace and the defense ministry’s headquarters.

Violent tensions have been on the rise in Afghanistan since the Taliban swept back to power on August 15.

On Saturday, at least five people, including a child, were killed and two were wounded in an attack that took place near a market in the eastern Nangarhar province.

The region is the Islamic State terror organization’s main stronghold in the central Asian country.

This is the largest attack that has taken place in the Afghan capital since the US troops’ withdrawal on August 31. EFE


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