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At least 25 killed in suicide attack at Shia mosque in Afghanistan

At least 25 killed in suicide attack at Shia mosque in Afghanistan
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A provincial government official says at least 25 people have been killed and 23 wounded in a suicide bombing inside a Shia mosque in eastern...

A provincial government official says at least 25 people have been killed and 23 wounded in a suicide bombing inside a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan on August 3.

The attacker blew himself up inside a mosque in the eastern Paktia Province’s capital of Gardez, said Abdullah Asrat, spokesman for the Provincial Governor.

The bomber slipped undetected through a side door, said Mr. Asrat. The mosque was packed with worshippers attending Friday prayers.

No one claimed responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan has targeted Shia worshippers in the past. The affiliate has also warned Afghanistan’s minority Shias that their houses of worship would be targeted.

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