KABUL, Could 06 (INP): An explosion at a mosque within the japanese Afghan province of Khost on Sunday killed no less than 13 folks and wounded 31 and the casualty whole could rise, an area police official stated.
Basir Bina, spokesperson for the provincial police, stated folks have been gathered after afternoon prayers within the mosque, which was additionally getting used as a voter registration centre for parliamentary elections due in October.
He stated the blast appeared to have been brought on by explosives left within the mosque relatively than by a suicide bomber. There was no fast declare of accountability for the explosion, which provides to a collection of assaults on preparations for elections seen as a key take a look at of presidency credibility.
Final month, round 60 folks have been killed in a suicide assault on a voter centre within the capital Kabul, which was claimed by Islamic State whereas the Taliban has additionally warned folks not to participate within the elections.
Sunday’s blast got here as preventing has unfold throughout Afghanistan, with authorities officers saying that a district within the northern province of Badakhshan which was seized by Taliban fighters final week had been retaken.
Nonetheless Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid denied the reviews that Kohistan district had been retaken, saying in a press release that safety forces had been pushed again.
In a separate incident within the northern province of Faryab, seven folks have been killed when the automobile they have been travelling in hit a roadside bomb early on Sunday morning, Mohammad Karim Yuresh, spokesperson for Faryab police, stated.