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62 killed in Afghanistan mosque bombing

KABUL, October 19, 2019

At least 62 people have been killed and dozens injured by a bomb during Friday prayers at a mosque in Afghanistan, reported BBC, citing a provincial spokesman.
 
The force of the blast, in eastern Nangarhar province, destroyed the building's roof, eyewitnesses said.
 
No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.
 
Attaullah Khogyani, Nangarhar provincial spokesman, said 36 other people were wounded in the blast in Haska Mina district, also known as the Deh Bala district, near the border with Pakistan, reported CNN.
 
The blast came the day after the United Nations said the number of civilian deaths in the war-torn country had reached unprecedented levels over the summer.
 
The UN said that it documented 1,174 civilian deaths in the three months to the end of September, the highest number of civilian casualties that it has recorded in a single quarter since it began gathering the data in 2009.
 
The blast came the day after the UN said the number of civilian deaths in the war-torn country had reached unprecedented levels over the summer.



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