Afghan mosque blast ‘kills many’

An explosion at a mosque in the Afghan city of Herat has killed at least 20 people and injured dozens more.

The blast, which struck the Jawadia mosque, coincided with evening prayers at around 20:00 local time (15:30 GMT).

One doctor told the Associated Press news agency that 20 bodies had been transported to his hospital.

Officials said one attacker was a suicide bomber, and a second had been armed with a rifle. Both are dead, a local police spokesperson told AFP.



I’m going out on a limb here but I suspect this may have been an act of religiously motivated terrorism.

  • marty_p

    And this is news because? It’s just another day in one Mo sh*thole or another.

    • I agree, I only occasionally post Muslim v Muslim atrocity stories nowadays, no one really cares to be honest.

      • terrence22

        well, it IS good news, but it does happen a LOT

      • Cat-astrophe

        Yea, like who gives a Shite?

      • Maggat

        It is kinda nice to hear that they blow each up. In sort of a feel good way.

    • Indeed.

      It just seems like another Tuesday.

      • Shebel

        I thought it was Monday. .

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Herat’s population is heavily Shiite. I think that’s motivation enough.

  • Starlord

    Nothing to do with Islam. Just a lone wolf, mentally disturbed individual who was having a sexual emergency, didn’t understand ” put on this you get to blow….”

  • Hard Little Machine

    Muslims are like women. They hate each other. They just can’t get along with anyone.

    • Oh, really?

      You also forgot that they like stretchy pants.

    • WalterBannon

      Muslims are like Ebola virus. They kill on contact.

  • Shebel

    When a man is bloody from the waist down—-
    The best way to transport him to the hospital–
    Is to straddle him on a motorcycle .

    Ancient Muslim Proverb.

  • Cat-astrophe

    …….this may have been an act of religiously motivated terrorism.
    If all the right ducks are in a row that could make this a Win/Win event.

  • WalterBannon

    and I am supposed to care why???

    20 down, a few billion to go

  • Gary

    And the BAD news is…….?????????

    The only good islamist is a dead islamist.

  • Maggat

    Blew up a mosque? So who gives a rats ass?