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Bomb kills senior cleric during Friday prayers at Afghan mosque

Friday 24/May/2019 - 12:57 PM
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A bomb killed a senior Islamic preacher and wounded at least 16 devotees inside a mosque in the Afghan capital during Friday prayers، interior ministry officials said، Reuters reported.

The preacher، Mawlawi Rayhan، was a supporter of the Western-backed Afghan government which Taliban militants are trying to bring down.

No militant group has so far claimed responsibility for the attack.

The explosion hit the Al-Taqwa mosque at a time when dozens of men had gathered for prayers. At least 16 men، all civilians، were injured.

The death toll could rise، said a second official.

“We have rushed ambulances to the blast site،” said a senior official in Kabul.

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