At least 60 dead, 45 wounded in two separate attacks on mosques in Afghanistan

Posted In: News Date:Oct 20th, 2017

Nearly 60 people were killed when suicide bombers detonated explosives in two separate mosque attacks in Afghanistan on Friday, officials said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country.

A gunman opened fire on worshippers in a Shia mosque in Kabul before he blew himself up on Friday evening, police said, in the latest attack to hit the Afghan capital.

An Afghan official at the interior ministry said the Kabul bombing killed at least 30 people and wounded 45.

Hours later, at least 10 people were killed in a second attack when a suicide bomber blew himself up in a Sunni mosque in central Ghor province, officials said.