June 2017 Herat mosque bombing

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2017 Herat bombing
Part of War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
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LocationHerat, Afghanistan
Date6 June 2017 (2017-06-06)
WeaponsExplosives
Deaths7
Injured15
PerpetratorsUnknown

On June 6, 2017, a bomb explosion outside the Jama Masjid, a historic mosque in the western city of Herat in Afghanistan killed at least 7 civilians, and wounded at least 15 others.[1]

Attack[edit]

A bomb hidden in a rickshaw detonated near the Jama Masjid, a 12th-century mosque, killing seven people and injuring at least fifteen more. People were gathering at the mosque for Ramadan prayers. The Taliban denied responsibility for the attack in a statement to Al-Jazeera.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "At least seven killed by suspected bomb at historic mosque in Afghanistan". The Independent. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  2. ^ "Deadly explosion strikes Afghanistan's Herat". Al Jazeera. 2017-06-06. Retrieved 2018-02-04.
  3. ^ Editorial, Reuters (2017-06-06). "Suspected bomb kills seven outside historic mosque in Afghanistan's He". U.S. Retrieved 2018-02-04.