Blast hits Kabul mosque, several dead

Afghanistan Suicide attack in Kabul mosque at least 30 killed

Adding to the growing number of massive attacks hitting Afghanistan lately, two suicide bombers attacked a pair of Shi'ite mosques on Friday, each killing a large number of civilians, with at least 72 slain across the strikes.

Kabul police spokesman Basir Mojahid confirmed the incident at the Shia mosque in Kabul, but did not give further details.

The blast occurred when dozens of worshippers were offering evening prayers in Imam-e-Zaman mosque in Dasht-e-Barchi locality, Police District 13 of the city, witness Mohammad Eisapur told Xinhua news agency.

The two attacks are the latest in the country, where Afghan and coalition forces have been squaring off for years with Islamic militants, including the Taliban and ISIS - both Sunni movements.

Late last month, a bomber detonated an explosive device outside another Shia mosque in Kabul, killing at least six people.

Sectarian tensions have raged for some time between members of the Sunni and Shiite denominations of Islam.

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

Daesh has claimed responsibility of the attack.

The ministry said 43 of the base's 60 troops died in the attack. Ten attackers were killed in the assault.

At least 45 people were injured in the attack, according to an official at the Interior Ministry, cited by AP.

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