Official: 11 wounded in Afghan mosque blast during Friday prayers

 

Official: 11 wounded in Afghan mosque blast during Friday prayers

Kabul - No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

By AP

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Published: Fri 28 Jun 2019, 7:46 PM

Last updated: Fri 28 Jun 2019, 11:14 PM

A bomb blast inside a mosque wounded at least 11 people Friday in northern Samangan province, a provincial official said.
Sediq Azizi, spokesman for the provincial governor, said the blast took place during Friday prayers as dozens gathered in the mosque in Aybak, the provincial capital. He said the mullah of the mosque was in critical condition and was transferred to neighboring Balkh province for further treatment.
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
Separately, the Taleban's shadow governor for eastern Logar province and two deputies were killed in an airstrike, the Afghan Defense Ministry said in a statement. Afghan forces carried out the airstrike Thursday night in Charkh district, it said.
The Taleban made no immediate comment on the attack.
In eastern Ghazni province, Taleban attacked Afghan security checkpoints, killing four police officers, said Arif Noori, provincial governor's spokesman.
Noori said three other forces were wounded and seven Taleban fighters were killed during Thursday night's battle in Dehyak district.
 



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