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2 Killed, Including Imam, in Mosque Blast in Kabul

An explosion at Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque in downtown Kabul on Tuesday evening left two dead and eight others wounded, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

The explosion happened at around 7:30 Kabul time.

The explosives were placed in the yard of the mosque, the statement said, adding that the imam of the mosque, Mohammad Ayaz Niazi, was also killed in the explosion.

Presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi in a tweet condemned the attack and said it "reveals the brutality and inhumanity of those who purposefully perpetrate violence against our Ulema and innocent people. Condolences to the victims and their families."

According to data collected by TOLOnews, Kabul has witnessed over 30 roadside and magnetic IED blasts since late March.

2 Killed, Including Imam, in Mosque Blast in Kabul

The imam of Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque, Mohammad Ayaz Niazi, lost his life in the explosion.

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An explosion at Wazir Akbar Khan Mosque in downtown Kabul on Tuesday evening left two dead and eight others wounded, according to a statement by the Ministry of Interior Affairs.

The explosion happened at around 7:30 Kabul time.

The explosives were placed in the yard of the mosque, the statement said, adding that the imam of the mosque, Mohammad Ayaz Niazi, was also killed in the explosion.

Presidential spokesman Sediq Sediqqi in a tweet condemned the attack and said it "reveals the brutality and inhumanity of those who purposefully perpetrate violence against our Ulema and innocent people. Condolences to the victims and their families."

According to data collected by TOLOnews, Kabul has witnessed over 30 roadside and magnetic IED blasts since late March.

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