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4 Oct 2021

Afghanistan: Several dead in Kabul mosque blast

Correspondent

The Taliban is facing a new security challenge in the Afghan capital Kabul, after yesterday’s bomb attack on a mosque where prayers were being held for the mother of a Taliban official.

Several civilians are thought to have died in the blast, the biggest attack in the city since local Islamic State extremists targeted the mass evacuation at the airport more than a month ago.

There were more explosions and gunfire last night, as the Taliban claimed they had “completely destroyed” an Islamic State cell.