Published On: Fri, Aug 25th, 2017

Gunmen storm mosque – grenades thrown and shooting heard

Attackers threw grenades as they attacked the mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Friday.

The blast was followed by gunfire, according to a Kabul police official.

Witnesses said gunmen threw grenades and then entered the mosque.

Police who had surrounded the building said the attack had caused “some casualties” and they were preparing to try to clear the mosque.

The attack occurred as worshippers gathered for afternoon prayers on the Islamic holy day of Friday.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but Islamic State militants have attacked Shi’ite Muslim targets in Afghanistan in recent months. 

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