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Several dead in Afghan mosque bombing

Blast kills Afghan National Army soldiers.

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Eli Ridder | Report

Varying reports say between 10 and 25 people have been killed and several more injured after a blast struck inside a mosque on Friday in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province.

The explosion appeared to target soldiers belonging to the 2nd regiment of the Afghan National Army as they held afternoon prayers inside a military base.

The blast happened around 1:30 p.m. local time, Captain Abdullah, a spokesman for the 2nd Regiment of Army in Mandozai district in Khost, told Tolo News.


More details to follow. Image of Afghan National Army from Wikimedia.

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