Bomber, gunmen attack Kabul mosque

Laura Christensen
August 26, 2017

Al Jazeera reported a suicide bomber detonated his explosives outside the Imam Zaman mosque in the capital of Kabul. The number of those who died and were injured is not yet clear, though reports have said some guards are confirmed dead. Police official Mohammed Jamil said that the Afghan security forces have surrounded the mosque but were not advancing or pushing into it to prevent more casualties.

This new attack, which has not been claimed in the immediate future, comes three days after the announcement by the us president, Donald Trump for the maintenance and possible strengthening of the american military presence in Afghanistan.

Up to now, no terrorist or insurgent group has claim the action's authorship but suspicions reverted to the Islamic State, responsible for similar attacks in several Afghan areas.

An Afghan official says a mosque attended by Shia Muslims in Kabul is under attack by gunmen, according to Associated Press (AP).

"The bombers are running short of bullet rounds and they are using knives to stab worshippers", another eyewitness said.

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It is the sixth time this year a Shiite place of worship in Afghanistan has been attacked.

More loud explosions have been heard as the siege continues.

Ministry of Interior spokesman Najob Danish said there were casualties but did not provide details. Two gunmen then stormed into the mosque as worshippers gathered for afternoon prayers, Xinhua news agency reported.

While the fierce gun battle was underway, another explosion occurred close to Imam Zaman Mosque.

Few terrorists have entered a mosque in Qala-e-Najrha in Kabul, claimed Afghanistan media on Friday.

Other reports by My Hot News

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