6 Killed As Crowded Shia Mosque In Kabul Hit By Suicide Attack

The ISIS terror group has claimed the responsibility for the suicide attack on Shia Mosque In Kabul .

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6 Killed As Crowded Shia Mosque In Kabul Hit By Suicide Attack

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack at the Kabul mosque. (File photo)


Kabul:  Six people have died and over a dozen are injured after a suicide attack at a crowded minority Shia mosque in west Kabul on Thursday evening. Officials say at least two attackers are dead.

The attack came on the holy night on Laylat al-Qadr, the night of power, commemorated on the 19th, 21st and 23rd days of Ramzan.

"Terrorist attack on Al Zahra mosque in west of Kabul. Special forces have been sent to the area," interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said on Twitter.

The Interior Ministry says casualties would have been much higher had the guards not engaged the attackers at the gate of the mosque.

One attacker blew himself up in the kitchen outside the prayer room. The attackers also fired at guards and worshippers.

A prominent trader, Haji Ramaza, who also contributed to the building of the mosque has been killed.

The ISIS terror group has claimed the responsibility for the attack. The group has targeted minority Shia Hazaras in Afghanistan before. In November 2016, the group claimed an attack on a Kabul mosque that killed 30 people and wounded over 80.

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