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  • An Afghan policeman keeps guard the the site of attack in Kabul, Afghanistan August 25, 2017.

    An Afghan policeman keeps guard the the site of attack in Kabul, Afghanistan August 25, 2017. | Photo: REUTERS

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After a reported suicide attack resulted in a blast outside the mosque in Kabul's Qala-e-Najarha area, gunmen entered the place of worship.

Gunmen entered a Shia mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan following a blast caused by a suicide bomber on Friday, according to Police and local eyewitnesses.

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Speaking to TOLOnews, the Interior Ministry spokesperson Najib Danish confirmed that three or four men entered the mosque, and that one of them blew himself up in a suicide attack just outside it.

Police have said the attack resulted in casualties and injuries, but it is not yet known how many.

The attackers are reported to have entered at around 1:15pm local time, which is as worshipers are arriving for Friday prayers and is one of the busiest times at the mosque.

After at least three people entered the mosque and began shooting, police blocked off the area and are attempting to evacuate worshipers, Al Jazeera reported.

No group has yet claimed responsibility, according to Reuters.

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