The victims of the attack on a mosque in Kabul more than 20 people

© REUTERS / Mohammad IsmailЖенщина with a child running away from the scene of the attack on a mosque in Kabul. 25 August 2017The victims of the attack on a mosque in Kabul more than 20 people© REUTERS / Mohammad Ismail

More than 20 people were killed and over 30 injured in an attack on a mosque in the capital of Afghanistan, reports Tolo News, citing the Ministry of health.

Previously reported two dead and 11 injured.

According to Reuters, the responsibility for the attack took on terrorist group «Islamic state.»*

Several militants attacked the mosque of Imam Zaman in Kabul. According to eyewitnesses, the militants killed the guards and broke into the building. To the scene arrived ambulances. Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish confirmed that the mosque attacked. According to him, one of the militants exploded near a mosque.

Later, the channel reported that one explosion occurred near a mosque in Kabul.

The situation in Afghanistan in recent months, has deteriorated markedly. Radical movement «Taliban», formerly possessed a large territory in rural areas of the country, launched a major offensive against the city. Also in the country has increased the influence of the IG.

* A terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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