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Aug 03, 2018
9:19PM

Afghanistan; Dozens killed in Suicide attack

AFP
In Afghanistan, at least 29 people were killed and over 80 injured in a suicide attack on a mosque in the eastern province of Paktia today. 

Provincial police chief said, the blast took place during Friday prayers in the Gardez city. Officials of Gardez public health department said, number of casualties may rise.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has condemned the attack, calling it inhumane. He said, people of Afghanistan will not be divided by sectarian violence. 

The incident comes as urban areas across the country have been rocked by an increasing number of attacks in recent months, with both the Islamic State and Taliban insurgents targeting security forces and government installations.
 

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