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62 Killed In Twin Blasts In Afghan Mosque

Kabul: At the least 62 individuals had been killed and round 60 others had been wounded in two blasts inside a mosque in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan throughout Friday prayers.

Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesperson for the Nangarhar governor, confirmed the toll.

The mosque is within the Jaw Dara space of the Haska Meyna district of Nangarhar.

The incident happened at roughly 1.30 p.m., Khogyani mentioned, Tolo Information reported.

In keeping with officers, explosives had been positioned contained in the mosque and detonated when the worshipers had been busy in prayer.

Many wounded individuals are not in a secure situation, Khogyani mentioned.

Sediq Sediqqi, President Ghani’s spokesperson, in a tweet strongly condemned the blasts and referred to as out the Taliban for persevering with to focus on civilians.

The Taliban has denied duty for the blasts. It has blamed the Islamic State for the blasts.

The blast got here after the UN launched a brand new report on Thursday saying an “unprecedented” variety of civilians had been killed or wounded in Afghanistan from July to September.

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