An explosion hit Imam Zaman Mosque in Kabul on the day of Muslim Friday prayers, followed by gunfire, Afghan police and local media report, citing witnesses.
Eyewitnesses said a number of armed men entered the Shiite mosque in the Afghan capital, TOLO News reports. Prior to the gunfire, reports emerged of a blast that occurred inside the mosque.
A Special Forces unit was deployed to the scene, the news outlet said.
The assailants stormed the mosque at around 1:15pm local time, reportedly killing the guards. People at the site told TOLO that many were injured in the assault and were taken to a medical facility.
Troops are said to be arriving in the area, followed by ambulances, as the gunfight continues.
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