June 2017 Kabul mosque attack

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June 2017 Kabul mosque attack
Part of War in Afghanistan (2015–present)
Locational-Zahra Mosque, Dashte Barchi, Kabul, Afghanistan[1]
Date15 June 2017
TargetShia Hazara
Attack type
Suicide bombing
WeaponsSuicide vests
Deaths6+[2]
Injuries
10+
PerpetratorsIslamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Assailants2

On the night of 15 June 2017, a terrorist attack, involving a blast and gunfire, occurred at al-Zahra mosque[3], a Shia mosque in Dashte Barchi area of Kabul, Afghanistan.[4] The attack on a crowded mosque killed several people, including a leader of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazaras, Hajji Ramazan Hussainzada.[5][6] Meanwhile, according to an eyewitness, the entire mosque has been damaged in the siege.[7] ISIL claimed to be responsible for the attack. [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "At Least 6 Killed In Kabul Mosque Explosion | TOLOnews". TOLOnews. Retrieved 2018-04-25.
  2. ^ "ARG Condemns Mosque Attack That Killed At Least Six People". Tolonews. 16 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Kabul mosque attack claimed by so-called Islamic State". BBC. June 16, 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  4. ^ "4 dead after suicide bomber strikes near Shiite mosque in Kabul". Chicago Tribune. 15 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Kabul mosque attack claimed by so-called Islamic State". BBC News. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Suicide bomber strikes near Shiite mosque in Kabul, 4 dead". Times of India. 16 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Attack On Kabul Mosque Carried Out By Two Suicide Bombers: MoI". Tolonews. 16 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Kabul mosque attack claimed by so-called Islamic State". BBC. June 16, 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.