SAWT BEIRUT INTERNATIONAL

| 5 March 2024, Tuesday |

ISIS claims attack on Kabul mosque

ISIS claimed responsibility on Saturday for an attack on a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, that killed at least ten worshippers the day before.

According to a statement sent on the group’s Telegram account, they detonated an explosive device near a bus in Kabul’s Sector 6.

 

The group said the attack had killed 10 people, the same toll announced by Afghanistan’s interior ministry. Kabul police said another 30 were wounded.

Afghan officials have said the attack appeared to have targeted members of the minority Sufi community performing rituals after completing Friday prayers.

Grisly images of Friday’s blast posted on social media showed survivors running out of the mosque, with some carrying victims including children.

On Saturday, a spokesman for the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres issued a statement condemning the attack.

    Source:
  • alarabiya