29 killed, 69 injured in attack on Shiite mosque in Afghanistan

Relatives assist a wounded man in a hospital after a suicide attack on a mosque in [SFGate]
A suicide attack on a Shi’ite mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat killed more than 29 people and wounded more than 64 on Tuesday, officials said, reported Reuters.

More than 1,700 civilians have been killed in attacks in Afghanistan so far this year, hitting confidence in the Western-backed government of President Ashraf Ghani, Reuters added.

Abdulhai Walizada, a local police spokesman, said there appeared to be more than one attacker on Tuesday, with witnesses describing a suicide bomber who detonated explosives and at least one other, a gunman who threw grenades at worshippers, according to Reuters.

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