50 Die as Suicide Bomber Attacks a Mosque in Afghanistan

Alt: = "Scene of suicide bomber attacked mosque in Afghanistan"

About 50 persons were reportedly killed when a suicide bomber detonated his device during Friday prayers at a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Officials had initially announced that only 10 died but the mosque’s leader later confirmed that death toll has risen to 50 by late afternoon, while hundreds others sustained injury

Taliban spokesperson, Khalid Zadran insisted only 10 persons died.

“The casualties toll from today’s bomb explosion in a Khanqah adjacent to a mosque in the Alauddin area of Police District-6 reached 40 casualties, including ten deaths,” Mr Zadran tweeted Friday evening.

Hundreds of worshippers were gathered for Jumat inside the Khalifa Sahib Mosque, Kabul when the huge explosion rocked the place.

An eye witness, Sayed Fazil Agha told Reuters he lost his nephews in the bomb attack, and said  he believed a suicide bomber joined the ceremony before detonating the explosives.

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