A powerful blast has rocked a mosque west of Kabul, Afghanistan. At least 6 people were killed. Many more were injured. The news agency Reuters reported this information in a report.
The incident took place on Friday (April 29) local time, the report said. During the holy month of Ramadan, there have been a number of attacks targeting ordinary worshipers in the country. But the Afghan government says 10 people were killed in Friday’s blast.
Besmullah Habib, a deputy spokesman for the Taliban’s Interior Ministry, said the blast took place at the Khalifa Sahib Mosque in Kabul.
On Friday, the last Friday of Ramadan, hundreds of worshipers took part in the prayers. The incident took place at that time.
Wahid, a 30-year-old man, said he heard explosions from the house. Then run towards the mosque. Her brother was there. She kept screaming for help. The youth also helped to rescue the injured and take them to the hospital. Wahid said he saw the horrible scene, everyone around him was lying in a bloody state and screaming.
The head of the mosque, Saeed Fazil Agha, said the idea was that a suicide bomber could take part in the prayers. “I survived, but I lost relatives,” he said.
A worshiper inside the mosque told Reuters there was a huge explosion during prayers. His legs and hands were burnt.
Mohammad Sabir, a resident of the area, said he saw many people being taken to the ambulance after the blast.
“The explosion was so loud, I thought my eardrums were torn,” he said.
A health source told Reuters that six bodies had arrived at the hospital so far. 7 people were injured.
Meanwhile, no one has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.