A massive explosive tore through a Kabul mosque on Wednesday leaving scores dead.
The explosion occurred while evening prayers were underway at the site. Authorities have rushed to the site. Casualties reportedly stand in the dozens, according to preliminary coverage. The prayer leader of the mosque is believed to be one of the many killed.
According to Kabul News, police confirmed that an explosion took place during the evening prayer in a mosque in Khair Khana area of the Afghan capital. Police spokesman Khalid Zadran told the news outlet that the explosion has caused casualties.
In a tweet, Emergency, a healthcare organisation, said that its hospital in Kabul has received 27 people, including five children, after the explosion.
Earlier on August 6, an explosion at a busy shopping area in a predominantly Shia Hazara neighbourhood of Kabul had left eight people dead, and at least 22 injured.
The explosion had occurred at a place where the Shia regularly meet. The Islamic State (IS) had claimed responsibility for the attack, as per a message on their Telegram channel.