Suicide bombing at Kabul mosque kills two, wounds two


A security guard for the U.S. Embassy and a prominent religious scholar died after a suicide bomb blast struck a mosque near the entrance of Kabul’s diplomatic zone Tuesday night.

The blast at the Wazir Akbar Khan mosque, located about half a mile from the U.S. Embassy, killed its prayer leader, Ayaz Niazi, a scholar and professor at Kabul University.

It also killed an Afghan member of the U.S. Embassy’s security team who was praying at the mosque at the time of the attack, said the top U.S. diplomat in the country.

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Source: Stars & Stripes