Two suicide attackers on Afghan Shiite mosque killed one, injured eight people

Vastavam web: Two suicide attackers struck a Shiite mosque in Afghanistan today, killing at least one person and wounding eight others, officials said, in the latest assault against the Muslim minority.The men stormed the grounds of the mosque in the western city of Herat, but security guards shot dead one of them and the other blew himself up before reaching the hall where worshippers were praying, provincial governor spokesman Jilani Farhad told AFP.

The casualty toll was confirmed by deputy police chief Aminullah Amin.The area around the mosque was cordoned off by police and ambulances were seen rushing victims to hospitals in the city, an AFP photographer at the scene said.There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State group regularly targets Shiites in an attempt to stir up sectarian violence in the Sunni-majority country.