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Blast hits mosque in Afghanistan, killing worshippers

There have been several attacks, including one at a mosque in Kabul, in recent weeks.

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•There have been several attacks, including one at a mosque in Kabul, in recent weeks.

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A blast tore through a mosque in Afghanistan's northeastern province of Kunduz on Friday, a Taliban official said, causing multiple deaths.

"This afternoon, an explosion took place in a mosque of our Shiite compatriots ... as a result of which a number of our compatriots were martyred and wounded," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said on Twitter, adding that a special unit was arriving at the scene to investigate.

There have been several attacks, including one at a mosque in Kabul, in recent weeks, some of which have been claimed by Islamic State.

 

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