Worshipers targeted by the blast at the Kabul Mosque on the last Friday of Ramadan

Worshipers gathered after a Friday prayer at the Kabul mosque were targeted by the bombing of suspected terrorists.

The explosion occurred at the Khalifa Sahib Mosque in the Darulaman region in the western part of the city, where hundreds of people gathered on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramadan Muslims.

Besmullah Habib, Deputy Home Office Spokesman, said the officially confirmed death toll was 10.

So far, the hospital has received 66 dead bodies and 78 injured, according to Reuters.

Sayed Fazil Agha, the head of the mosque, said someone who believed he was a suicide bomber attended the ceremony and detonated an explosive.

“Black smoke was rising, spreading everywhere, and corpses were everywhere,” he said, adding that his nephew was among the dead. “I myself survived, but I lost my loved one.”

He said more than 50 people were killed in the explosion.

No one has yet claimed responsibility for the blast at the Sunni mosque.

Worshipers were gathered for a congregation known as Dhikr. This is an act of religious memory practiced by some Muslims but regarded as heretical by some hardline Sunni groups.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denounced the bombing. say it The perpetrator was “soon to be found and punished.”

The United Nations said it blamed the “evil attack.”

“As Muslims across Afghanistan are preparing to celebrate Eid, there is no strong word to blame for this sneaky act,” said Met Knusen, Special Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations. statement.

Dozens of Afghan civilians have been killed in the blast in recent weeks, some of which have been claimed by the Islamic State.

Italian medical charity EMERGENCY Said According to the tweet, more than 100 patients injured in the city attack were treated in April alone. From Friday’s attack, their surgical center accepted more than 20 people, two of whom died on arrival, the group said. Tweet Friday night.

The Taliban have claimed to have secured the country and significantly eliminated Islamic State’s provincial sect since it came to power last August, but international officials and analysts remain at risk of a military resurgence. Said.

Many of the attacks have targeted Shiite minorities, but as seen on Friday, Sunni mosques have also been attacked.

At least nine people were killed in a bomb explosion on two passenger cars carrying Shiite Muslims in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday. On April 22, a Sunni mosque exploded during a Friday prayer in the city of Kunduz, killing 33 people.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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Aldgra Fredly is a Malaysia-based freelance writer featuring the Epoch Times Asia Pacific News.