Imam martyred, 16 wounded in Kabul mosque explosion

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Imam martyred, 16 wounded in Kabul mosque explosion

Kabul (Web Desk): A prominent Afghan religious scholar was martyred and another 16 people wounded in a blast during Friday prayers at a Kabul mosque, officials said.


“Unfortunately in the blast, Maulvi Rehan has been martyred and 16 other worshippers were wounded,” said Nasrat Rahimi, spokesman for the interior ministry.

It was not immediately clear what caused the explosion, which took place at the Al-Taqwa mosque in eastern Kabul, where Maulvi Samiullah Rehan had been the imam, or prayer leader.

The explosion took place around 1:20 pm. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast.