62 killed in twin blasts in Afghan mosque


Kabul, Oct 19 (IANS): At least 62 people were killed and around 60 others were wounded in two blasts inside a mosque in Nangarhar province of Afghanistan during Friday prayers.

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for the Nangarhar governor, confirmed the toll.

The mosque is in the Jaw Dara area of the Haska Meyna district of Nangarhar.

The incident took place at approximately 1.30 p.m., Khogyani said, Tolo News reported.

According to officials, explosives were placed inside the mosque and detonated when the worshipers were busy in prayer.

Many wounded people are not in a stable condition, Khogyani said.

Sediq Sediqqi, President Ghani's spokesman, in a tweet strongly condemned the blasts and called out the Taliban for continuing to target civilians.

The Taliban has denied responsibility for the blasts. It has blamed the Islamic State for the blasts.

The blast came after the UN released a new report on Thursday saying an "unprecedented" number of civilians were killed or wounded in Afghanistan from July to September.

  

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  • medwin, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    terrorists are terrorist, there is no religion for terrorist or terrorism but some people support these terrorist based on their religion. that is the tragedy.

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  • sadwin, mangalore

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    during Rohingya issue so many people protested in India. but now no one will protest for this murder of innocent people. really tragedy. who are behind this killings & why there is no candle protest. where is human rights now?

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  • Manju, Mumbai

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Most of the European countries are peaceful and when I investigated I found 70% of people in the that countries identify with no religion.

    Well said by Budha The origin of suffering is attachment

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  • Shankar, Mangaluru

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Religion is not the problem.

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  • SJM, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Very Sad

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  • Deva, Pilar

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Human life is more important than Religion...for Gods sake don't harm/kill anyone while they pray irrespective of which religion they follow, all religions teach good.

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  • Mahathma, Mangalore

    Sat, Oct 19 2019

    Which community is behind of this blasts? no religion??? in Pulwama no one said that!!! Tragedy of world...poor worshipers too not spared!!! My condolences to victims and their family

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