Friday November 12, 2021

Three killed In Blast At Afghan Mosque

JALALABAD: At least three people were killed and 15 wounded Friday by a blast at a mosque in Afghanistan’s restive Nangarhar province, a hospital official told a foreign media outlet .

The blast happened in Spin Ghar district of the eastern province, a hotbed of Daesh group activity since the Taliban seized power in the country in August.

“I can confirm a blast during Friday prayers inside a mosque in Spin Ghar district. There are casualties and fatalities,” a Taliban official told to the foreign media outlet.

“So far three killed, 15 wounded,” a doctor at the local hospital told the media outlet.

The Afghan branch of the Daesh group, which first emerged in Nangarhar in 2015, has claimed responsibility for a series of bloody attacks in Afghanistan since the Taliban’s return to power.

One of the latest, in early November, saw Daesh fighters raid the Kabul National Military Hospital, killing at least 19 people and injuring more than 50.

More than 120 people were killed in Deash attacks earlier this year on two mosques popular with the ethnic minority Hazara community.

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