TEHRAN (defapress) - A suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a Shiite mosque in an ongoing attack in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday, officials said.
News ID: 65726
Publish Date: 25August 2017 - 17:36
Gunshots could be heard and witnesses reported seeing
worshippers smash windows to escape the Imam Zaman Mosque building.
More than 10 ambulances were at the scene and dozens of
security forces have surrounded the mosque, in a residential area in the city's
Kabul police spokesman Abdul Basir Mujahid told AFP a
suicide bomber "detonated himself inside the mosque", adding that
there were casualties but could not confirm numbers.
People gathered outside the mosque, believed to have been
crowded with Friday worshippers, were trying to call women and children trapped
inside but their mobile phones were not responding, an AFP reporter at the
Meanwhile, the Express reported that attackers have thrown
grenades as they attacked the mosque, saying a suicide bomber detonated himself
at the entrance of the mosque before other attackers ran inside.
It also quoted authorities as saying that 14 worshippers and
two police officers have been killed in the attack.
Police who have now surrounded the building said the attack
had caused "some casualties".
There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Daesh
(ISIL) terrorists group has attacked Shiite Muslim targets in Afghanistan in