Blast at Afghanistan Shia mosque causes casualties

An explosion ripped through a mosque in Pul-e-Khumri, the provincial capital of north Afghanistan's Baghlan province, on Friday, inflicting casualties, Provincial Director for Information and Culture Asadullah Mustafa Hashimi says.

The blast took place inside Imam Zaman mosque when worshippers were offering their Juma (Friday) congregation, the official stated without providing more details.

A source from Baghlan has said that more than a dozen people were killed and “dozens more” were wounded in the explosion.

However, hospital sources have confirmed that over a dozen injured persons have been taken to civil hospital in Pul-e-Khumri.

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