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8 worshippers dead in Parwan mosque attack

8 worshippers dead in Parwan mosque attack

May 20, 2020 - 09:00

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Eight worshippers were killed and a dozen others wounded on Tuesday evening when gunmen attacked a mosqueinfo-icon in central Parwan province.

The attack occurred in Khalalzai village on the outskirts of Charikarinfo-icon, the provincial capital, police said, adding that all victims were civilians.

Parwan police chief Haroon Mubarez said the Talibaninfo-icon had a strong presence in the area, but the insurgent movement moved swiftly to deny its involvement.

The assailants opened fire on people breaking their Ramadaninfo-icon fast inside the mosque, according to Wahida Shahkar, spokeswoman for the governor.

In Kabul, the Ministry of Interior accused the Taliban of firing at the worshippers, but the insurgent group blamed the security forces.

Also on Tuesday, eight Afghan soldiers were killed while repelling a Taliban attack on the strategic northern city of Kunduz.


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