Afghanistan

Afghanistan suicide bombing leaves two dead, multiple others injured

Two people were killed and at least five others injured after a suicide bomber struck outside a Shiite mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday.

The attacker was initially prevented from entering the mosque by police, according to The Independent. After participating in a gun fight with the police, however, he was able to enter the kitchen area where he proceeded to detonate his bomb.

The Islamic State took responsibility for the attack.

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Mosques have been more crowded than usual in the evening hours recently as Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan.

A truck bomb in Kabul on May 31 killed more than 150 people.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.