Global NewsBreaking: Kab­ul Mosque Hit by Grenade At­tack, Six Wound­ed

Breaking: Kab­ul Mosque Hit by Grenade At­tack, Six Wound­ed

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No fewer than six (6) people have been wounded in a grenade blast at a mosque in a densely populated area of the Afghan capital, Kabul, police said.

The unfortunate grenade blast happened minutes after worshippers offered mid-day prayers.

Attacks on public targets have largely diminished since the Taliban seized power in August last year, but ISIL (ISIS) affiliates continue to operate in parts of the country.

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“We had finished the prayers and were heading out of the mosque when the blast occurred,” worshipper Mohammed Yasin told the AFP news agency.

Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran told AFP a grenade was thrown into the Pul-e-Khisti mosque and a suspect was arrested at the scene. The mosque is located in a densely populated area of Kabul and is surrounded by busy shops and markets.

No group has claimed responsibility, but the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP, ISIS-K) group has carried out recent attacks in Kabul and other cities.

The ISKP claimed the attack on a military hospital in Kabul in November which left 19 dead. The group also claimed the October suicide attack on a Shia mosque in Kandahar which in at least 60 people were killed.

Taliban officials insist their forces have defeated the group, but analysts say the ISKP is a key security challenge to the new rulers of Afghanistan.

In February, the United States offered up to $10m for information leading to the location or identification of Sanaullah Ghafari, the leader of ISKP, the Afghanistan affiliate of ISIL.

In a separate attack on Sunday, at least one person was killed and 59 others wounded in an explosion at the country’s largest money changing market, Sarai Shahzada – not far from the attacked mosque.

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