Blast hits Kabul mosque, several dead



A suicide bomb explosion ripped through a mosque in the Afghanistan's capital on Friday causing several casualties, witnesses said.

The blast occurred when dozens of worshippers were offering evening prayers in Imam-e-Zaman mosque in Dasht-e-Barchi locality, Police District 13 of the city, witness Mohammad Eisapur told Xinhua news agency.

"We found a terrorist entered the mosque building and detonated his explosive jacket among the crowd. The blast caused panic among the worshippers and passersby as well," he said.

Security forces cordoned off the area for precautionary measures. The victims were shifted to nearby hospitals.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. - IANS