Afghanistan: 12 killed in blast inside mosque in Khost

World       by Mahmood Idrees | Published

World by Mahmood Idrees | Published

But provincial deputy director of public health Gul Mohammad Mangal told AFP at least 17 people had been killed and 33 wounded in the explosion.

Afghanistan plans to carry elections in October.

Baghlan Governor Abdulhai Nemati said the Taliban group abducted the employees and moved them to the Dand-e-Shahabuddin area of Pul-e-Khumri city, according to the report. Confirming the abduction, an MEA spokesperson said, "We are aware of the abduction of Indian nationals from Baghlan province in Afghanistan". We are in contact with the Afghan authorities and further details are being ascertained, he said.

"A crowd of people who had come out of the mosque had gathered to register" when the blast took place, he said, putting the casualty toll at "about 30". He says he doesn't know what happened next.

He also said that the area where the Indians were picked up from has significant presence of the Taliban. In the past, the insurgents have cut power lines in the region, which are used to import electricity from central Asian countries to the Afghan capital, Kabul.

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A senior Indian embassy official said over 150 Indian engineers and technical experts are now working across Afghanistan on large infrastructure projects.

Nobody immediately claimed responsibility for that attack, however Taliban as well as a regional Islamic Condition affiliate reject democratic elections and have targeted those in the past.

The State of Qatar has expressed its condemnation of the bombing that targeted a mosque in eastern Afghanistan's province of Khost yesterday, and resulted in several deaths and injuries among worshipers.

We will remind that on 22 April in an explosion near a voter registration centre in Kabul, killing about 60 people.

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