A bomb exploded Sunday at a mosque in Afghanistan’s capital, killing a “number of civilians,” in accordance with a Taliban spokesman.
The bomb focused the doorway of Eidgah Mosque in Kabul, the positioning of a memorial service for the mom of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid. He later tweeted that the assault had claimed civilian lives.
Emergency NGO, an Italian-funded hospital in Kabul, mentioned on Twitter that it had taken in 4 individuals who had been wounded by the bombing.
The space across the mosque was on Sunday cordoned off by the Taliban.
No one instantly claimed accountability for the assault. But because the Taliban’s takeover of the war-torn nation in August, assaults by Islamic State group militants towards the group have risen. The rise has elevated the potential for a wider battle between the 2 Islamist organizations.
IS holds a powerful presence within the japanese province of Nangarhar and considers the Taliban an enemy. It has claimed a number of assaults towards them, together with a number of killings within the provincial capital of Jalalabad.
Attacks in Kabul have thus far been uncommon, however in latest weeks IS has proven indicators it’s increasing its footprint past the east and nearer towards the capital. On Friday, Taliban fighters raided an IS hideout simply north of Kabul in Parwan province. The raid got here after an IS roadside bomb wounded 4 Taliban fighters within the space.
On Saturday, two Taliban members and a pair of civilians had been killed by gunmen in an assault within the japanese metropolis of Jalalabad.