Afghanistan: 16 killed as 4 blasts tear by way of minibuses, Kabul mosque | World News

At the very least 16 individuals have been killed after a blast tore by way of a mosque in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul and three blasts ripped by way of three minibuses in northern metropolis of Mazar-i-Sharif on Wednesday.

A spokesman for Kabul’s commander mentioned no less than two individuals have been injured within the blast on a mosque in Kabul. Emergency hospital mentioned in a tweet it had obtained 5 our bodies from the blast and greater than a dozen wounded sufferers, reported Reuters.

A Taliban official, who spoke on situation of anonymity, mentioned explosives had been positioned contained in the mosque’s pulpit and no less than 11 individuals have been lifeless.

Three blasts in Mazar-i-Sharif killed no less than 9 and injured 15, Mohammad Asif Wazeri, a spokesman for Balkh province’s commander advised Reuters, including the assaults focused members of Shia group, who’re a spiritual minority in Afghanistan.

It was not instantly clear who was behind the assaults.

“The bombs have been positioned on three minibuses in several districts of town,” Balkh provincial police spokesman Asif Waziri advised information company AFP, including that 15 different individuals have been wounded.

Dozens of civilians have been killed in Kabul and different cities throughout Ramzan that ended on April 30 in Afghanistan within the primarily sectarian assaults – some claimed by the Islamic State group.

On April 29, no less than 10 individuals have been killed in a Sunni mosque in Kabul in an assault that appeared to have focused members of the minority Sufi group who have been performing rituals.

On April 21, a bomb at a Shiite mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif had killed no less than 12 worshippers and wounded scores extra.

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The deadliest assault throughout Ramadan was within the northern metropolis of Kunduz when a bomb tore by way of a mosque additionally focusing on Sufi worshippers on April 22.

At the very least 33 individuals have been killed in that blast and scores extra have been wounded.

(With inputs from Reuters and AFP) 

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