Dozens of civilians killed in mosque attacks in Ghor, Kabul

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KABUL -- At least 32 people were killed and 41 wounded after a gunman opened fire on worshippers in a Shia mosque in Kabul Friday (October 20) as they gathered for evening prayers, AFP reported, citing Afghan officials.

The attacker entered the Imam Zaman mosque in Police District 13 of the capital and opened fire on worshippers, Kabul Crime Branch chief Gen. Mohammad Salim Almas told AFP. He also described the gunman as a suicide bomber.

The reported casualties varied and were expected to rise.

Separately on Friday, a terrorist attack hit a Sunni mosque in Dolaina District of Ghor Province, killing at least 10 Afghans. A senior local police commander, who was believed to have been the target, was among the dead, district governor Mohsen Danishyar told AFP.

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