Takfiri terrorists have killed at least four people and wounded several others in a bomb attack on a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul amid escalating violence in the country.
On Thursday night, an assailant detonated his explosives when he was prevented from entering al-Zahra mosque in western Kabul, prompting an exchange of fire between police and other attackers.
Daesh Takfiri terrorists claimed responsibility for the attack, which according to the police, killed four people, including three civilians, and injured five others. Local media, however, said the attack claimed the lives of six people.
Witnesses said the exchange of fire continued for almost 30 minutes after the explosion.
It was still unclear whether any dignitaries were among the victims, as the mosque is often visited by officials and politicians.
The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack, claiming they never targeted mosques. However, the group killed more than 140 mostly unarmed soldiers coming back from prayers in an attack near the mosque of an army base in northern Afghanistan in April.
The attack came on top of a string of deadly assaults on civilians in Kabul during the holy month of Ramadan.