A suicide bomber detonated explosives Friday inside a Shiite mosque on the southwestern fringe of Kabul, killing dozens of people on a weekend day in Afghanistan reserved for prayer and reflection.
“People were inside the mosque; we do not how many,” a police official said. “It no doubt seems like an attack.”
The Reuters news wire agency, citing a security official, reported that at least 30 bodies had been removed from the Imam Zaman mosque in the city’s Dasht-e-Barchi neighborhood.
The bombing is the latest in a string of attacks this week that have killed roughly 150 people in various provinces of Afghanistan. Several attempted suicide bombings in the city have been foiled.