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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

At least 13 killed in Afghan mosque blast

(Kabul) – A blast at a voter registration centre in Afghanistan’s restive east killed or wounded at least 30 people, officials said, capping a bloody week in the war-torn country.

The bomb had been placed in a tent being used to register voters on the grounds of a mosque, Khost provincial police chief Abdul Hanan Zadran told AFP.

“A crowd of people who had come out of the mosque had gathered to register” when the blast took place, he said, putting the casualty toll at “about 30”.

But provincial deputy director of public health Gul Mohammad Mangal told AFP at least 12 people had been killed and 33 wounded in the explosion.

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