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Afghanistan: Deaths as suicide bomber hits Shia mosque

شعار Al Jazeera Al Jazeera 15/06/2017
The Al Zahra mosque is used by Kabul's Shi'ite minority [Al Jazeera] © Provided by Al Jazeera The Al Zahra mosque is used by Kabul's Shi'ite minority [Al Jazeera]

A suicide bomber killed at least three people and wounded five more in an attack at a Shia mosque in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Thursday, security officials said.

The suspected bomber tried to enter the mosque but was blocked by police, setting off a gun battle, Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.

The attacker then took refuge in a kitchen before detonating a bomb.

The attack came as mosques around the city were crowded for a night of religious observances as part of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.

Health Ministry officials said Kabul ambulances have carried the dead and wounded victims to the hospital.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

The Al Zahra mosque is used by Kabul's Shi'ite minority, who have been targeted by suicide bombings in the past.

An attack on a Shia mosque in November killed more than 30 people.

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