Blast at Shi'ite mosque in Afghan city kills at least 15: police

Reuters News
Posted: Aug 01, 2017 1:04 PM

HERAT, Afghanistan (Reuters) - An explosion in a Shi'ite mosque in the western Afghan city of Herat on Tuesday killed at least 15 people and wounded many others, a police spokesman said.

Abdulhai Walizada, a local police spokesman, said there appeared to be more than one attacker, with a suicide bomber who detonated explosives and another who threw grenades at worshippers.

(Reporting by Jalil Rezaee and Hamid Shalizi; Editing by Alison Williams)