At least 20 People Killed in Mosque Attack in Kabul

(Last Updated On: August 25, 2017)

At least 13 people including civilians, women and Afghan security forces members were killed and 38 others wounded after gunmen stormed a mosque in Kabul on Friday, the Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish said.

The incident took place after a group of insurgents launched an attack at Imam Zaman mosque in police district 11 of Kabul City at a time when the worshipers were at prayers.

There were sounds of explosions and gunfire at the scene of the attack for about four hours after the insurgents managed to enter inside the mosque.

According to the ministry of interior, the security forces managed to evacuate at least 107 people from the site of the incident.

Later, the ministry of health claimed that at least 20 people were killed and 50 others wounded in the incident.

The officials are still to verify the exact number of causalities.

The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

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