Well-Known Religious Scholar Killed In Kabul Explosion

A well-known religious scholar, Mawlawi Samiullah Raihan, was killed and 16 people were wounded in an explosion happened inside a mosque in Kabul’s PD9, the Ministry of Interior confirmed in a statement.

An explosion ripped through a mosque in Kabul city earlier this afternoon killing one person and injuring at least 16 others.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said the incident took place at around 1:20pm local time in Isteghfar Mosque.

Rahimi further added that the explosion killed a religious cleric Mawlavi Rehan and injured at least 16 others.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.

The statement said the explosion happened at around 1:20pm Kabul time during Friday prayers at Taqwa Mosque in Paktia Kot area in Kabul.


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