SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association) — At least 30 people have suffered injuries in an explosion in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province, Press TV reports.
According to local authorities, the blast took place inside a mosque where worshippers were holding Friday prayers.
No group has claimed responsibility for the blast so far, but local officials put the blame on Taliban militants.
The development comes while this is the second mosque explosion in the War-torn Afghanistan in less than a week.
At least five people were killed on Monday when a bomb went off at a mosque in Afghanistan’s southern Uruzgan Province.
Insecurity continues to rise across Afghanistan despite the presence of some 130,000 US-led forces in the war-torn country.
The US-led war in Afghanistan, which has caused record-high civilian and military casualties, has become the longest military conflict in the American history.
Overall, 3,021 civilians died in violence related to the war and 4,507 were wounded in 2011.
Washington invaded Afghanistan in 2001 under the pretext of combating terrorism.—www.shafaqna.com/english
Source: WR NEWS