Blast targeting Kabul mosque leaves ‘a number of civilians dead,’ Taliban spokesman says

The blast focused the gates of the Eidgah Mosque within the Afghan capital, the place a funeral service was being held for the mom of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muhajid, who tweeted that the blast had claimed the lives of civilians.

It was not instantly clear how many individuals have been killed or injured within the assault, however the explosion seemed to be targeting senior Taliban management.

Emergency NGO, an Italian nonprofit that runs a hospital in Kabul, stated on Twitter that it was treating 4 individuals wounded within the explosion.

Reviews on social media described a big detonation and emergency providers speeding to the scene.

Nobody has claimed accountability for the bombing and the Taliban haven’t but introduced formally who they blame for the assault.

Afterward Sunday evening, Kabul was rocked by extra explosions and sustained gunfire in what seemed to be a Taliban operation towards an ISIS cell. Photos from the scene posted by native media confirmed not less than two sizeable blasts exterior an house block.

Taliban spokesman Mujahid stated the operation “utterly destroyed” an ISIS cell.

“Final evening, a particular unit of the Mujahideen of the Islamic Emirate carried out an operation towards ISIS insurgents in Kabul’s Police District 17. Because of this of this operation, which was very decisive and profitable, the ISIS middle was utterly destroyed and all of the ISIS members in it have been killed,” Mujahid stated on Twitter.

Slightly greater than a month since insurgents seized management of Afghanistan, taking management of main cities and putting in themselves within the presidential palace in Kabul, the Taliban’s new interim authorities is dealing with a spread of threats from inner enemies.

A lethal suicide assault at Kabul’s airport in August and a spate of bombings targeting members of the Taliban within the japanese Afghan metropolis of Jalalabad, all claimed by the group IS Khorasan (ISIS-Okay), an affiliate of ISIS, have highlighted the menace that different violent militant teams pose to the nation’s stability and the Taliban’s rule.

In current days, the Taliban have carried out a number of operations targeting ISIS-Okay militants. The group claimed to have killed not less than 9 ISIS-Okay members and detained 5 others in two operations on Friday, targeting ISIS hideouts within the central Afghanistan province of Parwan, in line with native Taliban police chief Maulvi Abdul Qadir Haqqani.  

Parwan province neighbors Kabul province, with the capital’s Police District 17 — the place Sunday’s operation befell — bordering Parwan.

Eyewitnesses instructed an area journalist that ladies and kids have been killed within the operation in Parwan, a declare confirmed by native police chief Haqqani.

CNN’s Nic Robertson in Abu Dhabi contributed reporting.

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