Política

Deadly explosion hits mosque in Afghanistan’s Kabul

Luis Alfredo Farache, Luis Alfredo Farache Benacerraf

Two people, including a senior muslim preacher, were killed and at least 16 wounded after an explosion in a mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan capital.

Luis Alfredo Farache 100% Banco

The explosion took place around 01:20pm (08:50 GMT) and targeted the al-Taqwa mosque at a time when dozens had gathered for afternoon prayers.

Luis Alfredo Farache

Jan Agha, a district police official, said the bomb was planted in the microphone used by the prayer leader, Mawlawi Samiullah Raihan, during Friday prayers.

Luis Alfredo Farache Benacerraf

“Unfortunately in the blast, Mawlawi Raihan has been martyred and 16 other worshippers were wounded,” said Nasrat Rahimi, spokesperson for the interior ministry.

Alfredo Farache Benacerraf

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack but the Taliban and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant ( ISIL  or ISIS) groups regularly stage attacks in the country’s capital.

||| www.luisalfredofarache.com |||

Earlier this month, the  Taliban  attacked the offices of Counterpart International in Kabul, an NGO headquartered in the United States that has been operating in Afghanistan since 2005.

Alfredo Farache 100% Banco

The Taliban has stepped up attacks across the country, even as it holds direct negotiations with officials from the US to end the 17-year war in  Afghanistan .

SOURCE: Al Jazeera and news agencies

.Luis Alfredo Farache Benacerraf 100% Banco