Four Killed and ‘Many Injured’ in Blast in Kabul Mosque: Ministry of Interior

June 12, 2020 Updated: June 12, 2020

KABUL—A blast in a Kabul mosque during Friday prayers killed at least four people and wounded many more, Afghanistan’s interior ministry said on June 12.

“Explosives placed inside the Shir Shah-E-Suri Mosque exploded during Friday prayers,” said a Ministry of Interior statement, adding that the West Kabul mosque’s mullah was among those killed.

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 12, 2020. (Mohammad Ismail/Reuters)

No group immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

The United States is attempting to broker peace talks between the Afghan government and the insurgent Taliban to end 18 years of war. The Islamic State group also has a presence in the country and has carried out large-scale attacks in Kabul in recent months.

By Orooj Hakimi, Sayed Hassib and Hameed Farzad