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Explosion at mosque kills 13, injures 31 in eastern Afghanistan

Monitoring Desk

KABUL: Spokesperson of Khost Police Chief, Basir Bina has confirmed that as many as 13 people were killed and 31 others were injured in an explosion at mosque in the Khost province of Afghanistan on Sunday.

He added that after the afternoon prayers the people were gathered in the mosque which was also being used as a voter registration centre for parliamentary elections.

He claimed that according to initial report it appeared to be that explosives left in the mosque rather than a suicide bomber and adding that no one claims the responsibility of the terrorist attack.

Earlier in month of April, more than 60 people were killed in a suicide attack on a voter centre in the capital Kabul, which was claimed by Islamic State while the Taliban has also warned people not to take part in the elections.