The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group’s offshoot in Afghanistan, ISIS Khorasan, claimed responsibility behind the deadly attack on a mosque in Kabul city.
The group in a statement published in Arabic language claimed that the attack on the mosque in Khair Khana area of the city was carried out by the fighters of the terror group.
This comes as the Taliban group had earlier rejected role in the attack.
A spokesman for the Taliban Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said such attacks are an attempt to spark tensions among the people.
The Ministry of Interior spokesman Najib Danish confirmed the incident and said over 50 people were killed or wounded in the attack.
Danish further added that at least ten civilians including women and children, a personnel of the Afghan police special forces, and two personnel of the public order police forces were among those killed.
He said at least thirty civilians, 7 personnel of the special forces of the police forces, and a personal of the public order police forces were among those wounded.
According to Danish, the security forces managed to evacuate at least 107 people from the site of the incident.
In the meantime, unconfirmed reports indicate over 20 people have been killed and dozens have been wounded in the attack, but the officials have not confirmed the exact toll so far.
Source Khaama Press