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Blast Goes Off Near Kabul Mosque

An explosion outside a mosque in the capital Kabul killed “a number of civilians”, a senior Taliban official says.

The blast struck near the entrance of the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul on Sunday, according to the deputy Minister of Information and Culture Zabihullah Mujahid.

The blast targeted the gates of the Mosque, where a funeral service for Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Muhajid’s mother was being held.

Reports on social media described a large detonation and emergency services rushing to the scene.
There is no immediate report on the number of casualties yet.

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