Suicide Attack On Kabul Shi'ite Mosque

From Reuters:
A suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance to a Shi’ite Muslim mosque in Kabul as other attackers stormed the building, killing at least 30 people including worshippers gathering for Friday prayers, officials said.

Islamic State, which has launched several attacks against minority Shi’ite targets in Afghanistan, claimed responsibility, the jihadist group’s news agency said.

The assault sparked chaos as worshippers fled and others frantically searched for missing family members.

“The attackers are slaughtering people like sheep but there’s no one to go and rescue them,” said Murtaza, a young boy whose parents were trapped inside as the attack unfolded.

“A lot of people are on the ground and no one is trying to rescue them.”

By Friday evening police said they had secured the mosque in the Khair Khana area of the capital, and all three attackers were dead.

Witnesses said they had thrown grenades, and police officials said a suicide bomber detonated himself at the gate.

A second suicide bomber detonated among a group of women in the mosque, an official said.

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