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Afghanistan: Suicide attack inside Herat mosque kills 3

Afghanistan: Suicide attack inside Herat mosque kills 3

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 25 Mar 2018, 06:46 pm

Herat City, Mar 25 (IBNS): At least three people were killed in a suicide attack inside the Nabi Akram Mosque in western Herat province of Afghanistan on Sunday, media reports said.

According to reports, the incident left nine others injured.

The blast reportedly occurred at around 1 pm.

Public Health Director Dr. Abdul Hakim Tamana told Afghanistan's Pajhwok Afghan News three bodies and nine injured people had been evacuated to the civil hospital from the blast site.

He told the news agency two suicide bombers wanted to enter the mosque but they were identified by the mosque guards who put resistance.

While one detonated his explosives, the other person was shot dead by the guard.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the attack.