Gunmen target Shi’ite mourners in Kabul

  • Date of Publication : 12/10/2016 at 10:17 GMT
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At least 18 people were wounded late Tuesday after a number of gunmen stormed a Shi’ite shrine known as Karte Sakhi and opened fire on the mourners who had gathered to mark the death of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson.

The Public Health Ministry spokesman, Ismail Kawasi told Asia news agency that 18 people were wounded and taken to hospital.

Sediq Sediqqi, the spokesman for the Interior Ministry, said on Tuesday that one of the gunmen was shot dead by the police and two other fighters were still fighting.

He added that the terrorists were putting on military uniforms.

Several ambulances are outside the shrine to transport the wounded as soon as they can be evacuated.

Security officials said, the gunshots were of light weapons and are still been heard and a number of mourners, including children and women are been stuck in the shrine.

No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far, before now ISIS and extremist groups based in Pakistan have claimed responsibility for attacks on Afghan Shi’ite communities.

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