At Least 10 People Dead, 30 Wounded After Explosion at Mosque in Afghanistan’s Kabul

Onlookers stand next to an ambulance carrying victims near the site of a blast in Kabul on April 29, 2022.

At least 10 people were killed and 30 wounded after an explosion at a mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul after Friday prayers, Taliban spokesperson for the chief of police Khalid Zadran said — but eyewitnesses said they feared many more had died.

The blast occurred in the Serahi Alauddin area of the city, private Afghan channel TOLO news reported citing an eyewitness.

Emergency, a non-governmental organization that offers free medical and surgical treatment to Afghan civilians, said in a tweet that 20 wounded people had been treated at its hospital following the explosion.

At least two UN staff members and their families were inside the Khalifa Sahib Mosque at the time of the attack, UN deputy spokesman for the secretary general said Friday.

Farhan Haq said he condemned the attack in the “strongest terms,” calling it “the latest in a series of indiscriminate assaults on civilian targets.”

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SOURCE: CNN, Ehsan Popalzai and Jonny Hallam

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