A memorial service was being held for the mom of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
An explosion exterior a mosque within the Afghan capital killed at the least two folks on Sunday, senior Taliban officers stated.
The blast struck close to the doorway of the massive Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul, spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid stated on Twitter, including that “a number of civilians” died.
A spokesman from the inside ministry, Qari Sayed Khosti, advised AFP: “Our initial information shows two civilians were killed and three wounded in the blast.”
A prayer ceremony for Mujahid’s mom, who died final week, was being held on the mosque on Sunday afternoon, the spokesman had written on social media on Saturday, including “all people and friends are invited to attend”.
Ahmadullah, a shopkeeper close by, advised AFP: “I heard the sound of an explosion near the Eid Gah Mosque followed by guns firing.
“Just forward of the blast the Taliban had blocked the street to carry a prayer ceremony for Zabihullah Mujahid’s mom within the Eid Gah Mosque.”
AFP journalists in two areas within the capital additionally heard the blast and taking pictures.
Ambulances carrying the wounded had been seen speeding in the direction of Kabul’s Emergency Hospital within the Shahr-e Naw space.
The hospital stated on Twitter that 4 sufferers had been being handled.
Medical employees waited exterior, AFP journalists noticed, as folks arrived in blood-stained garments.