Afghanistan: Bomb blast during prayer in mosque, 3 killed, 15 injured

A bomb exploded on Friday at a mosque in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province.

Afghanistan: Bomb blast during prayer in mosque, 3 killed, 15 injured
Bomb blast during prayer in mosque

Namazi was offering Friday prayers in the mosque at the time of the incident. At least three people have died in the bombing while 15 others have been injured. 

A bomb exploded in a mosque located in Nangarhar province at 1.30 pm on Friday. Three people have been reported dead in this blast while more than 15 people are said to be injured. According to eyewitnesses, worshipers who offered Friday prayers were targeted. 

A Taliban official was quoted by the news agency as saying: "There was a confirmed explosion during Friday prayers inside the mosque. Some people were killed and some were injured in the incident."

It is being told that since the return of the Taliban to power, the Afghan branch of the Islamic State group has been carrying out violent incidents in Nangarhar province. The hand of IS is also suspected behind this blast. Let us tell you that with the return of Taliban rule in August last, extremist attacks are happening in Afghanistan every day.