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Explosion near Kabul mosque after Friday prayers kills – ReutersOUS News

KABUL: An explosion near a mosque rocked the Afghan capital on Friday as people emerged from afternoon prayers, authorities said, but the number of casualties was not yet known and there is no was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The blast was the latest in a deadly string at mosques during Friday prayers in recent months, some of which have been claimed by the militant group Islamic State.

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“After the prayer, when people wanted to get out of the mosque, an explosion occurred,” Kabul police spokesman Khalid Zadran said. “All casualties are civilians, the exact number is not yet clear.”

The blast took place in Wazir Akbar Khan, an area that was once home to the city’s “green zone”, home to many foreign and NATO embassies, but now controlled by the ruling Taliban.

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