Suicide attack at Shia mosque in Afghanistan's Kabul leaves at least 27 dead

Published November 21st, 2016 - 09:53 GMT
Children were among the victims. (AFP/File)
Children were among the victims. (AFP/File)

A suicide bombing inside a Shia mosque in Kabul has killed 27 people and wounded 35, police in the Afghan capital said Monday.

Children were among the victims, said Faraidon Obaidi, the head of Kabul's criminal investigation department.

"We are yet to determine if there were any women inside when the suicide bomber blew himself up," he said.

The Health Ministry said earlier that eight people had died and 17 were wounded. "This toll is likely to rise," said Mohammad Ismail Kawusi, a ministry spokesman.

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