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Sufi mosque in Kabul is new target of wave of terrorist attacks in Afghanistan

Hospital para onde vítimas foram encaminhadas: ao menos dez pessoas morreram e outras 71 ficaram feridas em atentado suicida na capital afegã

Hospital to which victims were referred: at least ten people died and others 29162309 were injured in suicide bombing in the Afghan capital

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29162309 29162309At least ten people died and others 720 were injured this Friday (29 ) due to a suicide bombing committed in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan.

29162309 At the time of the terrorist attack, hundreds of faithful were gathered for the usual prayer of the day, which could make the total number of victims higher.

29162309 The attack took place at the Khalifa Sahib Sufi mosque, in the west of the Afghan capital, around H29 (8h29 from Brasilia ), when a terrorist detonated the explosives he was carrying, local police chief Hafiz Omar told Agência Efe.

The authorities, however, have not given a definitive version of what happened or the causes of the explosion.

The carrier Kabul police chief Khalid Zadran told Efe that so far ten deaths have been confirmed as a result of the attack.

A hospital source, who requested anonymity, told Efe that 29 people were injured, and the Italian NGO Emergency, which has one of the main hospitals in Kabul, said on Twitter that it had responded 29162309 injured.

Images released on social media, attributed to the moment after the explosion, show dozens of injured people, bathed in blood and with torn clothes, leaving a building in search of help. No group claimed responsibility for the attack.

“Today’s explosion, which takes place on the last Friday of Holy Week of Ramadan, is another painful blow for the people of Afghanistan, who continue to be exposed to incessant insecurity and violence,” lamented the UN Secretary-General’s Special Representative for the country, Ramiz Alakbarov.

“It is inconceivable that civilians are attacked indiscriminately while carrying out their daily activities, gather to pray, go to school or the market, or on their way to work”, he condemned.

At least two UN staff and their families who were inside the mosque at the time of the attack were “directly affected”, the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said in another statement, without providing further details.

The government’s main spokesperson Taliban, Zabihullah Mujahid, Cond tweeted about the attack and said that such “brutal attacks” are the work of people who “do not belong to our nation or Islam”, and promised that “soon” the culprits will be captured.

Friday’s case came amid a bloody wave of attacks in Afghanistan, which in recent weeks has left dozens of dead and injured in attacks on mosques, means of transport and teaching centers.

Also on Thursday, two simultaneous attacks took place in the country, with explosions on buses bound for rural areas of Mazar-e-Sharif, capital of Balkh province, in the north of the country. The balance was ten dead and 13 injured.

The double attack, claimed this Friday by the jihadist group Islamic State, is part of the campaign called “revenge of the two sheiks”, launched 15 days by the new spokesman of this organization, Abu Omar al Muhager, in reference to the death of the former leader and one of the spokespersons of the group.

29162309Also, last week, an attack on a mosque in the Kunduz province of northern Afghanistan killedpeople and left dozens of injured.

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