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7 killed, 41 wounded in Kabul mosque explosion

24 Sep 2022, 11:55 GMT+10

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KABUL, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Seven people were killed and 41 others wounded after a bomb explosion ripped through a mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday.

Placed on a vehicle, the deadly bomb exploded in front of the main entrance of the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Mosque in Kabul's Police District 6 on Friday afternoon, Kabul Police spokesman Khalid Zadran confirmed on his Twitter account.

The bomb targeted the worshippers who were leaving the religious place after Friday prayers, Zadran said.

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"The security forces of the IEA (the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) are working resolutely to identify and punish the perpetrators," Zadran said.

Zabihullah Mujahid, chief spokesman of the Taliban-run administration, condemned the attack, terming it as "an unforgivable crime."

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the blast.

On Wednesday, a blast rocked Dehmazang locality in Police District 3 of Kabul, killing three people and injuring 13 others.

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