At least 27 people have been killed and 35 wounded in an attack on a crowded mosque in the capital of Afghanistan, Kabul.
The suicide bomber entered the Baqir ul Olum mosque in the Darul Aman area during a ceremony today. So far no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Worshippers were gathering for the Shia ceremony of Arbaeen, which comes 40 days after the major festival of Ashura.
Government Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah said the attack was barbaric but that Afghanistan wouldn’t be divided along titles:
“This attack targeted innocent civilians – including children – in a holy place. It is a war crime & an act against Islam & humanity.”
More on this story as it develops.
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