Gunmen attack Shi'ite Mosque in Kabul

Afghanistan Mosque Attack

Afghanistan Mosque Attack

Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack.

The Afghan Ministry of Public Health, however, reported that over 20 people were killed and over 35 wounded in the attack.

This allegedly happened as people were gathering for Friday prayers, according to The Independent. "Finally I managed to escape with my daughter and a police escorted us to safety from the back of the mosque".

The attack took place when worshippers had gathered for Friday Prayers.

In March two attacks were reported.

Two of the assailants blew themselves up and another two were shot to death by Afghan security forces, according to Kabul police.

Some witnesses at the scene said the attackers threw grenades, while police officials said a suicide bomber detonated himself at the gate. The mosque is located in a northern neighborhood of Kabul.

He vowed that Afghanistan would stay united in the face of these attacks and that terrorism would be defeated.

Ten civilians, a policeman and a member of the special forces have been killed during the assault, said the spokesman, Najib Danish, the AFP, specifying that the operation was now complete.

Isis has claimed responsibility for an attack on a mosque in Kabul that left at least 14 dead.

Kabul Police officials said the blast was followed by gunfire.

The mosque was targeted by four attackers.

The summer fighting season in Afghanistan has been brutal so far this year, with relentless Taliban attacks around the country as the insurgents battle to expand their footprint.

The group's propaganda agency, Amaq, released a statement shortly after the attack saying its fighters were behind the killings. The Saudi-led campaign is seeking to restore Yemen's internationally recognized government back to power.

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