Afghanistan: Over 29 killed, 64 injured in Shia mosque suicide assault

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Afghanistan: Officials stated that, at least 29 people killed and 64 other wounded on Tuesday as a suicide assault on a Shia mosque in the western Afghan city of Heart.

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Police official Abdulhai Walizada also further conveyed that on Tuesday there emerged to be more than one assailant, with witnesses recitation a suicide bomber who detonated explosives and one other gunman shells at worshippers.

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Mohammad Adi, a worshipper at the mosque who was wounded in the assault and taken to hospital has also conveyed that two assailants get into the mosque and commenced firing at people.

Mohammad Asif Rahimi, governor of Heart conveyed that over 29 dead and 64 injured in the occurrence which came two months following an assault on a 12th century mosque known as the Jama Masjid in Herat, in which seven people killed.

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Afghanistan been moderately free of the sectarian aggression common in Iraq or Syria but insistent Sunni militants from the local branch of Islamic State have constantly assaulted the mainly Shi’ite Hazara minority in the precedent year.

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In Heart hospital officials further stated that all the dead and injured were worshipping in the mosque when a suicide bomber blew.

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