Two killed in Kabul mosque bombing
Published: 09:12 AM, 3 June 2020
Two people have been killed and two others injured after a bomb exploded at a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Tuesday when worshippers had gathered for evening prayers, Al Jazeera reported.
Tariq Arian, spokesperson for the Afghan Interior Ministry, said the bomb targeted the Wazir Akber Khan Mosque in Kabul at around 7:25 p.m. local time. The imam of the mosque, Mullah Mohammad Ayaz Neyazi was killed. He died at the hospital after being injured in the blast.
The bombing happened days after a roadside bomb killed seven civilians in Kabul. Authorities have blamed the Taliban for previous attacks.
No group immediately claimed the evening explosion in central Kabul.