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Suicide bomber kills at least 27 at Shi'ite mosque in Kabul

Suicide bomber kills at least 27 at Shi'ite mosque in KabulPolice reported at least 35 wounded in an explosion at a crowded Shi'ite mosque on Monday in the Afghan capital Kabul, Reuters.

The attacker entered the Baqir ul Olum mosque during a ceremony, the interior ministry said in a statement.

Fraidoon Obaidi, chief of the Kabul police Criminal Investigation Department, said at least 27 people were killed and 35 wounded and that the total may rise.

"I saw people screaming and covered in blood," a survivor told Afghanistan's Ariana Television. He said around 40 dead and 80 wounded had been taken from the building before rescue services arrived at the scene, but there was no independent confirmation of those figures.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
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