At least 30 killed in explosion inside Afghan mosque

F.P. Report

HERAT: At least 30 people have been killed in an explosion at a minority Shia mosque in the Afghan province of Herat, according to a hospital official.

Dr Mohammed Rafique Shehrzad told Associated Press news agency that 30 bodies were brought to the main hospital in Herat city, the capital of the western province, on Tuesday night, soon after the blast.

Police and government officials said that at least ten people were injured in the explosion.

“There has been an explosion at the gate of Jawadia Mosque in Herat city, possibly caused by a car bomb. Ten wounded have so far been reported,” interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP news agency.

No one immediately took responsibility for the attack.