According to an eyewitness, the attack was carried out by a suicide bomber.

He states that a prominent imam was killed in the attack, which took place during the evening prayer.

No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but recently the Afghan branch of the terrorist organization IS has claimed responsibility for several attacks in Kabul and other parts of the country.

Taliban government spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid condemned the attack and promised that "the perpetrators of such crimes will soon be brought to justice and punished."