Attack on Kabul shrine

World October 11, 2016 18:18

kabul - A group of gunmen on Tuesday attacked a shrine in Kabul. According to a source in the police there were at least seven dead and 22 wounded.

Hundreds of Shiite Muslims had assembled in the sanctuary gathered for the celebration of Ashura, the commemoration of the death of a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. Police said three gunmen around 20. 00 pm local time opened fire. The sanctuary has been cleared. How many shooters there are still alive, is unclear.

The Ministry of Health spoke of eighteen wounded, but made no mention of deaths.

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