Suicide bomber kills 20 in large Shiite mosque
KABUL | A suicide bomber stormed into the largest Shiite Muslim mosque in Afghanistan’s Herat province Tuesday night, opening fire on worshippers before blowing himself up, killing at least 20 and wounding dozens more, said the provincial governor’s spokesman Jalani Farhad.
The attack took place in the middle of evening prayers when the mosque was packed with about 300 worshippers.
Shiites are a minority in Afghanistan and have been threatened by the affiliate of the Islamic State group that operates in the country’s east.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack on the Jawadia Mosque.