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Afghanistan: Attacks at two Shia mosques; at least 40 dead

Afghanistan: Attacks at two Shia mosques; at least 40 dead
20 Oct 2017
  • Two separate terror attacks at Shia mosques in Afghanistan have claimed the lives of 40 people.
  • The first attack took place at a Kabul mosque in which around 30 have been killed.
  • At least 10 were left dead in another attack in Ghor, the central province.
  • It is suspected the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant could be behind the strikes.
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  • Investigative teams have been deployed: Interior Ministry
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  • In the Kabul attack, a gunman reportedly opened fire at the worshippers in the Shiite Imam Zaman mosque.
  • Kabul Crime Branch Chief, General Mohammad Salim Almas, said an armed man "entered the mosque in Police District 13 of Kabul city," describing the attacker as a suicide bomber.
  • Afghan Interior Ministry spokesperson said the cause and nature of the explosion hadn't been determined yet.

  • Islamic State targeting Shia mosques in Afghanistan
    Attacks
  • A number of recent attacks on Shiite mosques in Afghanistan have been carried out by ISIL.
  • The last such attack took place at a Shiite mosque in Kabul as the worshippers prepared to commemorate Ashura, one of the holiest Islamic days on 29 September.
  • A suicide bomber impersonating a shepherd blew himself up near Hussainia mosque, one of the Afghan capital's prominent Shiite centers.



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