30 killed in suicide attack on Shiite mosque in Kabul

RSTV Bureau
File photo: Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of two blasts in Kabul, Afghanistan.   (Representational Image).

File photo: Afghan security forces stand guard near the site of two blasts in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Representational Image).

An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45.

Major General Alimast Momand says the attacker was on foot and walked into to the Imam Zaman Mosque today in the city’s Dashti Barch area where he detonated his explosives.

The head of the area’s Isteqlal Hospital, Mohammad Sabir Nassib, says it has received the bodies of two people slain in the attack as well as two wounded.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.