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13 dead, 30 injured in Kabul mosque attack

13 dead, 30 injured in Kabul mosque attack

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Aug 25, 2017 - 15:04

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Thirteen people, including three policemen, were killed and 30 others injured on Friday in militants attack on Imaminfo-icon Zaman Mosqueinfo-icon in the Qala-i-Najaran locality of capital Kabul.

Police spokesman Basir Mujahid told Pajhwok Afghan News four militants stormed the Shia Mosque at around 1:00pm.

He said at 2:30pm security forces rushed to the site of attack and launch clearing operation. The fighting however continued for four hours.

But another security official who wished to go unnamed said 30 people were killed and 57 other injured in the afternoon attack.

Public healthinfo-icon ministry official Ismael Kawasi said 20 bodies and 45 injured had been delivered to the hospital.

Womeninfo-icon and children were among the dead and injured. Daesh militant group took responsibility for the attack.

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