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20 killed as blast hits Shia mosque in Kabul

20 killed as blast hits Shia mosque in Kabul

Kabul: At least 20 persons were killed and 30 injured after a suicide bomber on Monday caused a powerful explosion at a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, Pajhwok News agency said.

The blast took place in the Darul Aman (Dar-ul-Aman) area of the city.

The suicide bomber reportedly detonated his explosive vest after entering the Baqer-ul-Oloom mosque.

1TV channel reported that the blast took place during a Shiite ceremony at the mosque, west of Kabul.

Several of the injured have been taken to hospital, local witnesses told Khaama Press.

This was the second blast to rock Kabul on Monday.

Earlier in the day two people were injured in an explosion in Bagrami district, Basir Mujahid, a Kabul police spokesman confirmed to Pajhwok.

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