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At least 50 worshippers killed in Kabul mosque bombing


A Taliban fighter stands guard near the site of a blast in Kabul on Friday. AFP

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A powerful bomb blast in the Afghan capital ripped through a mosque and killed at least 50 worshippers on Friday, interior ministry officials said, the latest in a wave of attacks that have rocked the country during the fasting month of Ramadan.

Afghan officials announced that the powerful explosion in a mosque west of the capital, Kabul, during Friday prayers, killing at least 50 people, in a series of attacks during the month of Ramadan.

Bismillah Habib, deputy spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, said that the explosion occurred at about two o'clock local time.

Eyewitnesses reported, according to reporters, that they saw the transport of people inside ambulances after the explosion, which was very loud, and a nurse at a nearby hospital indicated that they had received a number of injured people in critical condition.

It is noteworthy that dozens of Afghan civilians were killed in the past weeks in a number of explosions, and Daesh claimed responsibility for some of them.

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