A blast tore by the use of a mosque inside the neighbourhood of Afghanistan’s inside ministry in Kabul on Wednesday, a spokesman said.
Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafy Takor said the explosion befell “in a mosque which is at a distance from the ministry of inside, the place company and some of the employees of the ministry pray”.
He didn’t give an indication of casualty figures or the exact distance from ministry grounds, nevertheless said an investigation was ongoing.
The blast comes after a suicide bombing on Friday killed 53 people in a Kabul classroom, along with 46 girls and ladies, in accordance with a UN demise rely.
Witnesses said the attacker blew himself up inside the girls’s a part of a gender-segregated classroom of a analysis hall inside the Dasht-e-Barchi neighbourhood — an enclave of the historically oppressed Shiite Hazara group.
No group has to date claimed accountability for that assault, whichauthorities said claimed solely 25 lives.
Nonetheless the jihadist group Islamic State which considers Shiites heretics has carried out a lot of deadly assaults within the equivalent area specializing in girls, schools and mosques.
The Taliban had been moreover accused of plotting assaults on the Hazara group as they waged a two decade insurgency in opposition to the outdated US-led regime which collapsed last August.
The hardcore Islamists’ return toin Afghanistan last 12 months launched an end to that insurgency and a dramatic decline in violence.
The Taliban movement — made up primarily of ethnic Pashtuns — has pledged to protect minorities and clamp down on security threats.
Nonetheless assaults have ramped up in newest months.
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