Gunmen attack mosque, killing 3 in Afghanistan

June 10, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Kabul (IINA) � Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said at least three civilians have been shot and killed by gunmen inside a mosque in eastern part of the country.

In a statement released Saturday the ministry said that nine others were wounded in the attack Friday night in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, The Associated Press reported..

The ministry strongly condemned the attack and called it an act against Islam and humanity. It said the civilians were attacked while praying.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban and Haqqani network are active in Paktia and neighboring provinces and often target government officials as well as Afghan security forces in the region.

Source: International Islamic News Agency

Gunmen attack mosque, killing 3 in Afghanistan

June 10, 2017 Off By Web Desk

Kabul (IINA) � Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry said at least three civilians have been shot and killed by gunmen inside a mosque in eastern part of the country.

In a statement released Saturday the ministry said that nine others were wounded in the attack Friday night in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, The Associated Press reported..

The ministry strongly condemned the attack and called it an act against Islam and humanity. It said the civilians were attacked while praying.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban and Haqqani network are active in Paktia and neighboring provinces and often target government officials as well as Afghan security forces in the region.

Source: International Islamic News Agency