Suicide attack on mosque in Kabul claims at least 27 lives

A suicide bomber on Monday killed at least 27 people and wounded 35 in an explosion at a crowded mosque in the Afghan capital Kabul, officials said.

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 when the explosion tore through the worshippers.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. -Reuters