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27 Killed In Kabul Mosque Blast
27 Killed In Kabul Mosque Blast

At least 27 persons were killed and 35 injured after a suicide bomber on Monday caused a powerful explosion at a Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, Pajhwok News agency said.

The blast took place in the Darul Aman (Dar-ul-Aman) area of the city.

The suicide bomber reportedly detonated his explosive vest after entering the Baqer-ul-Oloom mosque.

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1TV channel reported that the blast took place during a Shiite ceremony at the mosque, west of Kabul.

Several of the injured have been taken to hospital, local witnesses told Khaama Press.

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This was the second blast to rock Kabul on Monday.

Earlier in the day two people were injured in an explosion in Bagrami district, Basir Mujahid, a Kabul police spokesman confirmed to Pajhwok.