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Kabul: Explosion hits mosque in Afghan capital, police say

Khalid Zadran, a spokesman for Kabul’s police chief, told CNN the explosion caused casualties, but did not elaborate further.

The incident happened in the city’s Police District 17 and security forces are at the scene investigating, he added.

Health care organization Emergency later confirmed that at least three people had died.

“Following today’s explosion, we admitted 27 patients to our surgical center for war victims in Kabul, including five minors, including a seven-year-old boy,” said Stefano Sozza, national director of Emergency. in Afghanistan, at CNN.

“Two patients arrived dead, one died in the emergency room,” he said.

“In the month of August alone, we managed six mass casualties in our hospital, with a total of nearly 80 patients. Throughout the year, we continued to receive gunshot wounds, shrapnel “shells, stabbings and victims of mine and IED explosions on a daily basis. The country is suffering the consequences of a very long conflict which has damaged its future”, he added.

Bilal Karimi, the Taliban’s deputy spokesman, condemned the explosion in a tweet on Wednesday evening.

“Murderers of civilians and perpetrators of similar crimes will soon be arrested and punished for their actions, God willing,” Karimi wrote.

This is a developing story and will be updated.


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