Bomb kills six near Shia mosque in Afghan capital


An assailant has detonated an explosive device outside a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul, killing at least six people.

General Salim Almas, the criminal investigative director of Kabul city, said on Friday that the assailant, who was posing as a shepherd, detonated the explosives some 140 meters from the mosque while worshipers were passing by.

Medical sources said six people had been killed and 16 others injured in the terrorist attack, which came just ahead of Ashura mourning rituals.

The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed the attack. Both the Taliban and Daesh terrorist groups have targeted Shia mosques in the war-torn country in the past.


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