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Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by fergie001: 9:46pm On Aug 17, 2022
Up to 60 people are feared dead after a huge bomb hit a mosque in Kabul during evening prayers on Wednesday.

The Taliban's Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran told local media that there had been an explosion in the city's 17th district, northern Kabul. Taliban forces are now at the scene.

Police have reported multiple casualties but did not say how many. Indian TV network TV9 reported that 60 people have been killed and more than 30 injured.

The Taliban intelligence official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the explosion occurred in a mosque among worshippers in Khair Khana area of Kabul.

The Imam of the mosque was said to be among those killed and the toll could still rise, the source added. Intelligence teams were at blast site and investigations were ongoing.

Emergency NGO, a Kabul hospital, tweeted that they had received 27 people so far following an explosion 'in the PD17 area'.

'5 children among them, including a 7-year-old,' the official account added.

Witnesses said powerful explosion was heard in a northern Kabul neighbourhood, shattering windows in nearby buildings. Ambulances rushed to the spot.

'A blast happened inside a mosque.... the blast has casualties, but the numbers are not clear yet,' Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran told Reuters.

Other officials in the Taliban government did not reply to multiple requests to confirm the number of casualties.

Last Thursday a prominent Taliban cleric was murdered by a one-legged suicide bomber who had stuffed his artificial leg with explosives in Kabul today, according to officials and Taliban sources.

Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani, who was in favour of female education in Afghanistan, was reportedly killed in an attack in a seminary when the attacker detonated explosives hidden in his plastic limb.

'Very sadly informed that respected cleric (Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani) was martyred in a cowardly attack by enemies,' said Bilal Karimi, a spokesperson for the Taliban administration.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the blast although four Taliban sources told Reuters the attacker was someone who had previously lost his leg and had hidden the explosives in a plastic artificial leg.

The BBC reported the Islamic State (IS) group, which has targeted the cleric in the past, took responsibility for the attack, adding that it had happened inside his office.

One senior Taliban official of the interior ministry, referring to the group's name for its administration, said of the attack: 'We are investigating who this ... person was and who had brought him to this important place to enter the personal office of Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani.

'It's a very huge loss for the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.'

Sheikh Haqqani was an outspoken critic of the jihadist militant group Islamic State Kohrasan Province (IS-K), a regional branch of IS that operates in Afghanistan.

On Saturday last week, a year on from seizing control in Afghanistan, Taliban fighters rode pedalos with their families and celebrated in the street to mark the anniversary.

Pictures show them gathered on boats at Band-e-Amir national Park, some holding weapons, smiling and chatting amongst themselves at the lake, which has been described as Afghanistan's Grand Canyon and attracts thousands of tourists a year.

Many restrictions have been reintroduced in the last year, particularly on women, to comply with the Taliban movement's vision of Islam.

Tens of thousands of girls have been shut out of secondary schools, and women have been barred from returning to many government jobs.

Women have also been banned from travelling alone on long trips and are only permitted to visit public gardens and parks in the capital on days separate from men.

Earlier this year, the country's supreme leader and chief of the Taliban, Hibatullah Akhundzada, ordered that women should fully cover themselves in public, including their faces.

SOURCE


Video here (Graphic):
https://twitter.com/bsarwary/status/1559961742104563712?t=Nw_JsXiRcExSnAbyTTU9iw&s=19


Sheikh Amir Mohammad Kabuli was a known religious scholar in the Kabul region was killed in the blast inside the mosque in Khair Khana area.

*Pictures** (Sheikh Kabuli)

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by Jamesbiodun(m): 9:51pm On Aug 17, 2022
RIP

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by fergie001: 9:54pm On Aug 17, 2022
Sheikh Rahimullah Haqqani murdered last week.

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by Righteousness2(m): 9:54pm On Aug 17, 2022
It amazes me How someone will plant bomb on himself and go to kill himself and others, in the name of meeting virgins or anything.

Devil is wicked ooooo.
Be not deceived ooooo!
The only way to Eternal life in Heaven is through JESUS Christ. And JESUS Christ will never ask you to bomb yourself under any guise. That is expressway to Hell.

JESUS Christ is Coming Quickly.
Take your relationship with JESUS very Serious.
Live Prepared! Be Prepared!

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by derecho(m): 9:55pm On Aug 17, 2022
A father who constantly teaches his children on how to burn other people's houses, will one day have his house burnt when there are no more houses to burn.

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by Ballzproblemm: 10:01pm On Aug 17, 2022
undecided even people wey dey worship their so called Allah Dem still dey attack ,which kain religion be this you worship Allah wahala you no worship wahala. .

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by Honourable1901(m): 10:01pm On Aug 17, 2022
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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by 1Sharon(f): 10:01pm On Aug 17, 2022
Even when muslims are 100% in a place like Afghanistan, there is still no peace even after they have eliminated the infidel.

What you now see is the extremists muslims rising up to attack the Liberal Muslims.

The bloodshed never ends.

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by Dagger111(m): 10:02pm On Aug 17, 2022
E good

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by BlackPantherxXx: 10:02pm On Aug 17, 2022
angry

I am a Muslim but mehnnn if I wasn't....

Really hard to like the religion as an outsider.

Yes, we blame extremists. Which is true.

But close your eyes for 10 seconds and imagine how you would feel if you weren't one.

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by pyyxxaro: 10:02pm On Aug 17, 2022
BOKO HARAM , KABUL ZONAL HEADQUARTERS



SAI SHEKAU

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by willi926(m): 10:02pm On Aug 17, 2022
Bomb KABOOM in KABUL. May the souls of the departed rest in peace through the mercy of God. Amen

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by Moh247: 10:03pm On Aug 17, 2022
cool



Joe Biden go dey laugh dem


The sooner you know what's going on in Afghanistan is Drug war and not religious war the better


Opium trade is ruining them , same as Mexico and Colombia


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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by OkCornel(m): 10:03pm On Aug 17, 2022
Hmmm

Shiites versus Sunnis? Or a more sinister plot unfolding…

Time will tell…

Let’s remember we are humans first despite differences in our beliefs.

RIP to the good ones, and God comfort the families and loved ones they left behind never to see again on earth. cry

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by nickyj19: 10:03pm On Aug 17, 2022
so this con3 still dey exist
Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by jchioma: 10:03pm On Aug 17, 2022


WTF!

60 humans killed just like that! No be wetin dem de plan under MM ticket /regime be dis? Owo nah rehearsal.

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by kenny714433(m): 10:03pm On Aug 17, 2022
Headslammers at it again.



Doing what they know how to do best. Bomb, kill, burn, destroy.
When they want to play with their elder Israel, it always ends in bloody nose.

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by Rhado: 10:03pm On Aug 17, 2022
The chances of dying a natural death in Afghanistan is almost zero. R.I.P to the dead and quick recovery to the wounded.

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by Skmoda360(m): 10:03pm On Aug 17, 2022
derecho:
A father who constantly teaches his children on how to burn other people's houses, will one day have his house burnt when there are no more houses to burn.
Hmmmmm

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by Itsokayo: 10:04pm On Aug 17, 2022
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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by achi4u(m): 10:04pm On Aug 17, 2022
Anything bomb explosion must be related to Islam.

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by dapsoneh: 10:04pm On Aug 17, 2022
Religion of shit

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by FactBoyz: 10:04pm On Aug 17, 2022
cool
Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by Itsokayo: 10:06pm On Aug 17, 2022
To avoid this kind of stories in Nigeria, please and please do not vote for APC


tinubu and shetimma will make Nigeria a hell for all and sundry. Terrorism will thrive even more than b4.

To hell with this cursed religion called Islam.

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Re: Huge Explosion Hits Mosque In Kabul, Afghanistan. 60 Killed, Many Injured by maklelemakukula(m): 10:06pm On Aug 17, 2022
Islamic state, exactly what BatShit have up their sleeves for Nigeria

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