More than 30 people were killed and at least 80 others were injured in a blast at a Shia mosque in Kabul on Monday. A policeman told Reuters that a suicide bomber had detonated an explosive device when people had gathered for prayers at the Baqir ul Olum mosque.

The Islamic State group has claimed responsibility for the attack, BBC reported. Officials said the bomber was on foot in the crowd. The injured were taken to a nearby hospital in the Dar-ul-Aman area of the city, according to eyewitnesses.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the attack, calling it a “great crime and the work of the enemies of the people of Afghanistan”, The Guardian reported. He said he “considers attacks on sacred and religious sites to be clear enmity with Islam as well as an attempt to sow seeds of discord”.

Earlier in the morning, two Afghan National Army soldiers were injured in another explosion in Bagrami district, reported Khaama Press.