Mawlavi Ayaz Niazi, the prayer leader of Wazir Mohamamd Akbar mosque died of wounds from an explosion in diplomatic area of Kabul city earlier this evening.

Tariq Arian, a spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, confirmed that Mawlavi Niazi succumbed to his injuries following the explosion.

According to Arian, the incident took place at around 7:45 pm local time in the vicinity of Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan mosque.

Arian further added that the terrorists had planted explosives in the vicinity of the mosque which killed one person and wounded three others.

He also added that the security forces discovered some other explosives before the militants manage to detonate them.

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

This comes as earlier reports emerged suggesting that a suicide bomber has detonated his explosives inside the mosque.

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