At least one person was killed, and seven were wounded after two suicide bombers detonated explosives near a mosque in Afghanistan’s Herat on Sunday, Reuters reported. Police said the bombers attempted to enter the mosque but detonated the explosives after security guards refused to allow them to enter the premises.
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
A police spokesperson said the toll could increase as the motorcycle bomb impacted Nabi Akram Mosque, Tolo News reported.
The attack follows a car bomb explosion in Afghanistan’s Lashkargah city on March 23, that killed at least 15 people and wounded 50.
Several people have died in blasts in Afghanistan in the past few months. On Wednesday, at least 32 people were killed and 52 injured when a suicide bomber blew himself up near a Shia shrine in Kabul.
On March 17, three civilians were killed and two wounded in a car bomb explosion in Kabul. Three days before that, 10 security personnel were killed in an insurgent attack at a checkpoint in Farah province.
On January 29, five Afghan National Army soldiers were killed and 10 wounded in an attack at a military academy in Kabul. Two days after the attack, a suicide bombing in the Afghan capital claimed 103 lives and left 235 people injured. On January 20, Taliban militants had killed 22 people in a hotel in Kabul.