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One killed, several others injured in bomb blasts at an Afghan mosque

An explosion at a mosque in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province has killed at least one worshiper and injured seven others, a Taliban official said.

Dozens of people were gathered inside the mosque in the Imam Sahib district for Friday prayers when an explosive device detonated, said Obaidullah Abedi, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for Kunduz police chief.

No responsibility was taken for the attack and an investigation is underway.

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Last month, a similar attack on a mosque in the capital Kabul killed at least five people and injured 22. In April, a powerful explosion ripped through the Khalifa Aga Gul Jan mosque – also in Kabul – during Friday prayers, killing at least 10 people and as many as 30.

Recently, the regional affiliation with the Islamic State group, known as the Islamic State in Khorasan province, has increased attacks on mosques and minorities throughout Afghanistan.

After seizing power in Kabul and elsewhere in the country in August, the Taliban launched a sweeping operation against IS headquarters in eastern Afghanistan.

The IS affiliate, which has been operating in Afghanistan since 2014, is seen as the biggest security challenge facing the country’s new Taliban rulers.

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One killed, several others injured in bomb blasts at an Afghan mosque

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