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1 killed, 11 injured in Balkh mosque bombing

1 killed, 11 injured in Balkh mosque bombing

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Jul 17, 2015 - 13:54

MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): A bomb blast inside a mosqueinfo-icon killed one person and injured nearly a dozen others in the Sholgar district of northern Balkh province, the district chief said on Friday, the first day of Eidul Fitr.

The blast took place at about 8:30am soon after Eid prayers were offered in the mosque in Kangori area, Sirajuddin Abid told Pajhwok Afghan News. He said one person was killed and 11 others were wounded in the explosion.

He said there were no government officials among the worshippers who were common people and residents of the area.

The injured had been taken to the district hospital and their condition was said to be stable, the district chief said.

A resident of Mazar-i-Sharif, the provincial capital, Abdul Jabbar, said such attacks were being carried out by the enemies of Islam and Afghanistaninfo-icon in order to divide Muslims.

There has been no word of responsibility for the incident.

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