İrem Uzun –TDO- Officials reported that at least 20 people have been killed and 30 injured in an attack on a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital, Kabul on Friday.
A suicide bombing followed by gunfire as Shia Muslims gathered for Friday prayers at a mosque in the Afghan capital has killed at least 20 people and wounded dozens of others. "We were here, people were waiting for prayers to start, a suicide attacker came and killed the guards and fired on the other guard at the gate and killed him, then entered the mosque," eyewitness Ghulam Reza told The Associated Press news agency.
Jennifer Glasse from Al Jazeera, reported from the scene and said that the assailant had run out of ammunition and started stabbing worshippers with knives. Some of the victims included children and women.
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (alias ISIS) affiliate in Afghanistan claimed responsibility. ISIS-linked Aamaq website said on Friday two of its fighters carried out the assault. It did not give further details.