A suicide bomber has struck a mosque on the entrance to the worldwide zone within the Afghan capital Kabul throughout night prayers, killing one particular person and injuring no less than three others.
Inside ministry spokesman Tariq Arian confirmed that the attacker blew himself up inside a washroom on the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque within the central district, subsequent to the Inexperienced Zone – dwelling to worldwide places of work, journalists and diplomats – at round 7:25pm native time on Tuesday. The mosque’s imam Mohammad Ayaz Niazi was killed within the blast.
No group has claimed accountability for the assault.
Kabul has recorded greater than 30 blasts over the previous two months, leaving a number of individuals useless and extra injured. The frequent explosions have raised severe safety issues within the metropolis, with the top of the Afghan parliament’s inside safety fee telling native retailers on Tuesday that there’s an “intelligence weak point” among the many authorities as attackers deploy various methods.
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On Saturday, a minibus carrying staff of a Kurdish TV channel was hit by a roadside bomb blast in Kabul, killing two individuals and injuring a number of others. The Islamic State (IS, previously ISIS/ISIL) group has claimed accountability for the strike.
“The Afghan authorities is severely investigating this assault,” authorities spokesman Feroz Bashari posted on Twitter within the wake of Saturday’s assault.
Tuesday’s suicide bombing comes nearly every week after the tip of a three-day ceasefire between Taliban and Afghan nationwide safety forces. The momentary cessation of violence was put in impact to mark the Muslim vacation of Eid al-Fitr.
At the least 17 suspects have been arrested on fees of planting mines in Kabul, based on Tariq Arian, and investigations have been launched to uncover and “remove” their networks.
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