At-least 20 people killed while several injured after a suicide bomber opened fire and blow himself up at mosque in Herat, Afghanistan.
The explosion occurred in Herat province, Afghanistan on Tuesday night.
All injured and dead shifted to Herat Main Hospital. Dr. Mohammed Rafique Shehrzai has confirmed the death of 20 people.
According to a spokesperson from interior ministry, almost 10 people have injured in the incident. The cause of explosion may happen due to a car bomb, he further added.
Moreover, other local information proposed a collective explosion and gunfire attack. . A suicide bomber stormed into Jawadia mosque. The people were gathered there for evening mosque.
A news agency also told that after initial attack, second attack occurred. In second attack, attacker opened fire on worshipers inside the mosque. Local officials hinted that the death toll may rise. Still, no group has accepted the responsibility of attack.
Mr Mehdi Hadid is a lawmaker from Herat. He reached to the site shortly after the explosion. According to him, the scene was one of terrible massacre. The attacker first fired up on private guards before entering into the mosque.
After entering inside, he opened fired on praying worshipers. Eventually, his rifle blocked at that time he blew himself up.
Herat is located on the border with Iran. This city considered one of most peaceful cities of Afghanistan.
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