ATaliban spokesman said,A bomb targeted the entrance of a mosque in the Afghan capital on Sunday leaving a “number of civilians dead”.The bomb targeted the Eidgah Mosque in Kabul where a memorial service was being held for the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack. However, since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August, attacks by Islamic State group militants against them have increased. The rise has raised the possibility of a wider conflict between the two extremist groups.

 Attacks in kabul have so far been rare , but in recent weeks IS has shown sign it is expanding its footprint beyond the east and closer towards thew capital .  On Friday , Taliban fighters raided an IS hideout just north of Kabul in parwan province . The raid came after an IS roadside bomb wounded four Taliban fighters in  the area .

IS maintains a strong presence in the eastern province of Nangarhar and considers the Taliban an enemy. It has claimed several attacks against them, including several killings in the provincial capital of Jalalabad.

 Attacks in Kabul have so far been rare.Emergency NGO , an Italian funded hospital in Kabul, tweeted it had received  four people wounded in the blast .They are around thev mosque was cordoned off by the Taliban who maintained a heavy security precence .


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