Dozens killed in four bombings in Kabul, Balkh


KABUL: A series of terrorist bombings shook Afghanistan on Wednesday, including a blast inside a mosque in Kabul and three car bombings in Balkh province, leaving dozens of civilians killed and injured, according to Afghan Peace Watch.
A bombing at a mosque in fourth police district of Kabul city killed at least 5 people and injured 17 injured.
Kabul Emergency Hospital said it received 22 victims of the mosque bombing including five dead. There were no further details on the blast and exact figure of fatalities. But the death toll may rise.
“The explosion took place when people were inside the mosque for evening prayers,” an eye witnessed told APW, adding that at least 80 to 100 worshippers were in the mosque at the time of the blast.
In three car bombings in Mazar-i-Sharif city on Wednesday, at least 26 civilians were killed and 37 were wounded. Local officials said the explosions were triggered by bombs which were placed inside three passenger minivans in fifth and tenth police districts of Mazar-i-Sharif.