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At least 30 killed in suicide bomb attack on Shia Mosque in Kabul

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Kabul: A suicide bomber killed at least 30 people inside a Shi`ite mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul on Friday night, a security official said, the latest in a string of violent attacks on the country`s Shi`ite minority.

The attack occurred at Imam Zaman mosque in the western Dasht-e-Barchi as Shi`ite worshippers gathered for prayers.

A senior security official said the exact number of casualties was unknown but that security forces at the scene had removed at least 30 bodies.

Afghanistan`s Shi`ite population has been heavily hit this year, with at least 84 people killed and 194 wounded in attacks on their mosques and religious ceremonies, according to a United Nations report released last week.

Among those were at least two attacks on mosques in Kabul in August and September.

 

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