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At least three wounded in mosque bombing in Afghanistan

Kabul, May 13 (EFE0.- At least three people were injured in Afghanistan on Friday in a bombing at a mosque in Kabul, an incident which comes in the wake of a series of attacks against places of worship in the country.

The explosion took place around 2 pm during Friday prayers at a mosque in southwest Kabul’s Police District 5, and “left three persons with minor injuries,” the capital’s police spokesperson Khalid Zadran told EFE.

He added that the explosive devices had been placed inside the mosque in advance.

The attack comes amid rising violence in Afghanistan, especially during the recently ended holy month of Ramadan, which turned out to be one of the bloodiest periods since the Taliban seized power in August.

On Apr. 29, the Islamic State terror group carried out an explosion at a Sufi mosque in the capital, killing at least 10 people and injuring 71.

A week earlier, on Apr. 22, another attack against a place of worship – a mosque in northern Afghanistan – had resulted in 33 deaths and 43 people being wounded.

This blast came during one of the deadliest weeks for the Taliban regime, as on Apr. 21, the IS had claimed an attack against a Shia mosque.

Two days earlier, two other bombings had targeted a couple of educational institutions of the Shia majority in western Kabul’s Dashte Barchi area, killing at least six people and injuring 25, as per official data.


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