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Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill dozens of worshippers

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Afghan suicide mosque attacks kill dozens of worshippers


At least 40 people have been killed in two separate attacks on Shia Muslim mosques in Afghanistan, officials say.
A gunman entered the Imam Zaman mosque in the capital Kabul before opening fire and detonating an explosive, killing more than 30 worshippers.
A second attack in Afghanistan’s Ghor province killed at least 10 people.
No group has so far said it carried out the attacks, but so-called Islamic State (IS) has previously targeted Shia mosques across Afghanistan.
An eyewitness told the BBC that the scene at Kabul’s Imam Zaman mosque, in the west of the city, “looks like a front line”.
The attacker is reported to have opened fire as worshippers gathered for Friday prayers, before detonating a bomb.
Kabul police spokesman Basir Mojahid confirmed the incident at the Shia mosque in Kabul, but did not give further…



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