A Taliban spokesman has said a bomb targeted the entrance of a mosque in the Afghan capital leaving a “number of civilians dead”.
The blast struck near the entrance of the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul where a memorial service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.
A nearby shopkeeper, told AFP news agency “I heard the sound of an explosion near the Eid Gah Mosque followed by gun firing,” adding that the Taliban blocked the road shortly before the blast struck.
Ambulances carrying the wounded were seen rushing towards Kabul’s Emergency Hospital in the Shahr-e Naw area.
The hospital said on Twitter that four patients were being treated.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack.
However, since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August, attacks by ISIL fighters against them have increased.
The rise has raised the possibility of a wider conflict between the two groups.