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Massive Explosion Hits Kabul Mosque, Many Feared Dead

Massive Explosion Hits Kabul Mosque, Many Feared Dead

Massive Explosion Hits Kabul Mosque, Many Feared Dead

Massive Explosion Hits Kabul Mosque, Many Feared Dead

On Wednesday, August 17, a massive explosion occurred at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, during evening prayers, leaving many people maybe dead or hurt.

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As many as 35 people may have been injured or killed, according to a Taliban intelligence official, and the number could continue to grow, Afghan police reported.

The loud explosion could be heard in a neighborhood in northern Kabul, smashing windows in neighboring structures.

Massive Explosion Hits Kabul Mosque, Many Feared Dead

“A blast happened inside a mosque…. the blast has casualties, but the numbers are not clear yet,” Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran told Reuters.

Many feared dead after huge explosion hits Kabul Mosque

The publication stated that the Imam of the mosque was among those killed and the count could still rise. Intelligence teams were at the blast site and investigations are still ongoing.

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Afghanistan has been rocked by war for the last two decades. Following the withdrawal of US troops from the country last August, there has been an increase in crime and poverty in the country now controlled by the Taliban.


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