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Six People Wounded in Kabul Mosque Blast

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KABUL: The blast in the capital city of Kabul wounded six people, officials said, adding that one of the wounded is in a critical condition.

According to the security officials, the blast was due to a hand grenade occurred on Wednesday afternoon at the Pul-e-Khishti mosque in PD 1 in the capital city of Kabul.

A spokesman for the Kabul security department, Khalid Zadran, said the blast was due to a hand grenade. 

“This afternoon during prayers an individual threw a grenade. Unfortunately six people were injured. One of them is in critical condition,” he said, adding that a suspect has been detained in connection with the case.  

Meanwhile, witnesses said that many people suffered injuries in the blast.  

“When we finished the prayer—and I was at the gate, the blast happened… it was a huge blast,” said Painda, a witness.   

The attack is the second within a week in the capital city of roughly five million people.

Early this week, More than 55 people were wounded and one was killed in a hand grenade blast in Sarai Shahzada, the biggest money-exchange market of the country.

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