19 March 2018

Death toll rises to 27 in Kabul mosque bombing

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At least 27 people have been killed and dozens wounded in Monday's deadly suicide bombing at a Shia mosque in Char Qala in Kabul city.

According to police officials at least 35 people were wounded.

The incident occurred shortly after 12.30pm local time.

Officials also said that the victims included children.

Early reports indicated that a suicide bomber detonated explosives during a Shia ceremony, known as Arbaeen, at the Baqir-ul-Olum mosque.

The Ulema Council confirmed the attack.

The Taliban has said it was not responsible for the attack.

Arbaeen, also known as Chehlum, commemorates the end of the 40-day mourning period after the killing of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Mohammad's grandson.

2016.11.21 / 14:12
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