Afghanistan.. 3 people were killed and 15 wounded in a mosque explosion

At least 3 people were killed and 15 others injured, in an explosion that occurred during Friday prayers, in a mosque in the Afghan province of Nangarhar, a doctor at a hospital told AFP.

The blast occurred in Spin Ghar district, in the eastern province, where the Islamic State group has been active since the Taliban seized power in August.

“I can confirm that there was an explosion during Friday prayers inside a mosque in Spin Ghar district. There are casualties and dead people,” a Taliban official told AFP.

“So far, there are three dead and 15 wounded,” a doctor at a local hospital confirmed.

The Islamic State in Afghanistan, which first appeared in Nangarhar in 2015, has claimed responsibility for a series of bloody attacks in Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power.

In one of the latest attacks, Islamic State militants this month stormed the Kabul National Military Hospital, killing at least 19 people and wounding more than 50.

More than 120 people were killed in Islamic State attacks earlier this year on two mosques frequented by members of the Hazara minority.

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