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Afghanistan: 27 killed and 35 injured in suicide attack

Afghan security forces keep watch after the explosion. Credit: Reuters

At least 27 people have been killed and 35 wounded after a suicide attack at Shia mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan police have said.

An attacker entered the Baqir ul Olum mosque during a ceremony, the interior ministry said in a statement.

There was no immediately claim of responsibility.

In July, more than 80 people were killed in an attack on a demonstration by the mostly Shia Hazara minority that was claimed by so-called Islamic State militants.

Suicide bomber 'kills at least four' in Kabul

A van is towed away after the blast. Credit: Reuters

At least four people have been killed and several others injured after a suicide attack in Kabul, Afghanistan.

A security official said a suicide bomber was riding a motorbike and targeted a vehicle carrying national security officials.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.

An interior ministry official confirmed the attack but could not say how many people had been killed or injured.

"The suicide bomber was on a motorbike and detonated himself in the Pul Mahmood Khan area (in Kabul). The target is unclear but there were casualties," interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.

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