Blast near Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Mosque during Friday prayers in Kabul

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New Delhi: An explosion was heard during Friday prayers near the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan Grand Mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, news agency ANI reported.

As per reports, details of casualties are awaited.

Earlier this month, five people were injured in two blasts that rocked the Dasht-e-Barchi area on Kabul’s western edge, police spokesman Khalid Zadran was quoted as saying by news agency IANS.

“Five people were injured in two bicycle-mounted explosives blasts in Dasht-e-Parchi area this evening,” Sadran was quoted as saying. He further informed
An investigation was underway in this regard.

Interior Ministry spokesperson Abdul Nafi Thakur said on Twitter that some people were slightly injured in both the blasts.

According to reports, no group or individual claimed responsibility for the blasts.

In a similar incident, two employees of the Russian Embassy in Kabul were killed following an explosion near the mission compound, the Foreign Ministry in Moscow said.

“On Monday at 10.50 am, an unidentified assailant detonated an explosive device outside the entrance of the Russian Embassy’s consulate in Kabul. The attack killed two embassy staff and wounded several Afghan citizens,” the news agency reported, citing Russia’s state-run Tass ministry.

Kabul security spokesman Khalid Sadran said in a statement that the suicide bomber tried to blow himself up in a crowd gathered in front of the Russian embassy. However, when he was identified and targeted by security, it led to the blast, Tolo News reported.

According to Sadran, 10 people were injured in the blast.

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