Afghanistan: Blast Near Wazir Muhammad Akbar Khan Mosque During Friday Prayers In Kabul

Afghanistan: Blast Near Wazir Muhammad Akbar Khan Mosque During Friday Prayers In Kabul

New Delhi: An explosion was heard in the vicinity of Wazir Muhammad Akbar Khan Grand Mosque in Kabul in Afghanistan during Friday prayers, news agency ANI reported.

As per reports, details on casualties are awaited.  

An explosion reported in Wazir Akhan area of Kabul. #kabul #Blast

— Nazir Shah (@SsyedHhussain) September 23, 2022

Earlier this month, five people sustained injuries in two blasts that rocked Dasht-e-Barchi area in the western edge of Kabul, police spokesman Khalid Zadran said, as reported by news agency IANS.”Explosive devices planted on two bicycles went off in Dasht-e-Barchi locality late evening today, injuring five persons,” Zadran was quoted as saying. He further added that an investigation on the matter was underway.

READ | Mahsa Amini Death Will Be ‘Steadfastly’ Probed, Iran President Raisi Says In US As Protests Spread Back HomeTaking to Twitter, Interior Ministry spokesman Abdul Nafi Takor said that a few people were slightly injured in the two blasts.As per reports, no group or individual claimed responsibility for the explosions.

In a similar incident, two staffers of the Russian Embassy in Kabul were killed following a blast near the mission’s premises, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said.”At 10.50 a.m. on Monday, an unidentified attacker activated an explosive device right outside the entry to the Consulate Department of the Russian embassy in Kabul. Two embassy employees were killed in the attack, with several Afghan citizens injured,” Russia’s state-run TASS News Agency quoted the Ministry as saying.Kabul security department spokesman Khalid Zadran, in a statement had said that the suicide bomber was trying to blow himself up among the people who were gathered in front of the Russian embassy. However, when he was identified by the security and targeted, it led to the blast, TOLO News reported.According to Zadran, 10 people were injured in the blast. 

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