An explosion ripped through a mosque in Kabul city earlier this afternoon killing one person and injuring at least 16 others.

A spokesman for the Ministry of Interior Nasrat Rahimi said the incident took place at around 1:20pm local time in Isteghfar Mosque.

Rahimi further added that the explosion killed a religious cleric Mawlavi Rehan and injured at least 16 others.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.