Gunmen Attack Afghanistan Mosque

October 10, 2007

Author: Alastair Leithead

Source: BBC News

Two people have been killed and at least 10 injured in Afghanistan after gunmen opened fire in a mosque during prayers in a province bordering Kabul.

In a separate incident, also near the capital, a mullah was shot dead.

The mosque shooting took place in Wardak province which borders Kabul. A police chief said around 10 gunmen entered the building in Abad district.

They opened fire, killing two people and injuring others including a boy. Police are trying to find a motive.

But it does not appear to be any kind of tribal or local dispute, and the Taleban are suspected to be responsible.