A number of civilians have died in a bomb blast apparently targeting people mourning the mother of a senior Taliban official in Afghanistan.
Speculation has focused on Islamic State as the culprits of the attack on the Eidgah mosque in the capital of Kabul on Sunday.
A memorial service was being held at the mosque for the late mother of the regime’s deputy information minister, Zabihullah Mujahid.
In a tweet, Mr Mujahid said the explosion hit a gathering of people by the entrance of the building – Kabul’s second-largest mosque – leaving a ‘number of civilians dead’.
He has yet to confirm whether he was attending the service at the time.
No-one immediately claimed responsibility, although there has been a spate of attacks on civilians by Islamic State militants since the Taliban re-took Afghanistan in mid-August.
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