A blast has struck a mosque in the Spin Ghar area of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least three people and injuring 15 others, according to Taliban residents and officials.
A doctor at the local hospital told the AFP news agency that at least three people had been killed.
“So far three killed, 15 injured,” said the doctor.
One of the witnesses, whose uncle was injured in the attack, told Al Jazeera that he saw at least 15 wounded bodies, including the imam, who was leading the prayer. He said the blast took place near the place where the Imam himself was standing in the crowded mosque.
Earlier, Qari Hanif, the government spokesman for Nangarhar province, told the Associated Press news agency that the blast appeared to have been caused by a bomb planted inside the mosque.
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