Bomb throughout Friday prayers kills at the least four in Kabul mosque, says Afghan official

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Violence has spiked in latest weeks in Afghanistan with many of the assaults claimed by the IS affiliate, headquartered in jap Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province.

Visuals of the mosque in Kabul that was bombed on Friday (Photo Credits: AP)

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A bomb exploded Friday inside a mosque in west Kabul killing at the least 4 folks, together with the prayer chief, and wounding an unknown variety of others, an Afghan authorities official mentioned.

Interior Ministry spokesman Tariq Arian mentioned a bomb had been positioned contained in the mosque however had no extra particulars. Police cordoned off the world and helped transfer the wounded to ambulances and close by hospitals.

No one took speedy duty however a mosque assault earlier this month was claimed by the Islamic State group affiliate.

Mofleh Frotan was among the many metropolis’s extra outstanding prayer leaders.

Violence has spiked in latest weeks in Afghanistan with many of the assaults claimed by the IS affiliate, headquartered in jap Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province. Earlier this month, an IS suicide bomber attacked a mosque in Kabul’s posh Wazir Akbar Khan neighborhood, killing the prayer chief and wounding eight others.

The United States blamed the IS affiliate for a horrific assault final month on a maternity hospital within the capital that killed 24 folks, together with two infants and several other new moms. The hospital was positioned within the metropolis’s Shiite dominated space of Dasht-e-Barchi.

The IS group, which reviles Shiites as heretics, has declared struggle on the nation’s minority Shiite Muslims, however has additionally attacked Sunni Muslim mosques. The mosque focused Friday is Sunni.

The IS affiliate additionally took duty for an assault on a bus carrying journalists in Kabul on May 30, killing two. Also it claimed credit score for an assault on the funeral of a warlord loyal to the federal government final month that killed 35 folks.

Washington’s peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad was within the area earlier this week making an attempt to resuscitate a US peace cope with the Taliban, which is anticipated to ultimately be enlisted within the combat in opposition to the IS affiliate.

The peace deal signed in February to permit US and NATO troops to go away Afghanistan features a dedication by the Taliban to combat terrorism and a vow that Afghanistan wouldn’t be used to assault United States or its allies.

Washington beforehand mentioned the Taliban have been instrumental – together with Afghanistan’s National Security and Defense Forces and US air strikes – in decreasing the IS’s energy in jap Afghanistan.

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