A blast at a mosque on the outskirts of the Afghan capital throughout Friday prayers killed a minimum of 12 worshippers, police mentioned, shattering the relative calm of a three-day ceasefire.
“The loss of life depend has jumped to 12 killed together with the imam of the mosque and 15 others are wounded,” Ferdaws Framurz, the spokesman for Kabul police mentioned, updating an earlier toll.
He mentioned the explosion occurred inside a mosque in Shakar Darah district of Kabul province.
The blast is the primary main incident since a brief truce between the Taliban and authorities troops got here into pressure on Thursday.
The warring sides agreed on the truce to mark the Muslim vacation of Eid al-Fitr, solely the fourth such halt in combating within the almost two-decades outdated battle.
Deadly violence has rocked the nation in latest weeks after the US army started formally withdrawing its remaining 2,500 troops from Afghanistan on May 1.
Last week, a sequence of blasts exterior a ladies’ faculty within the capital killed greater than 50 folks, most of them teenage woman college students.
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