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62 killed, over 100 Wounded in Burst inside mosque during Friday prayers in east Afghanistan

Last updated on October 18, 2019

Blasts at a mosque in southern Afghanistan through Friday prayers killed at least 62 guys who’d gathered for worship, local officials said.

Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar province’s governor, said that there were multiple blasts out of explosives placed within the mosque from the Jawdara region of Haska Mena district.

The roof of the mosque had fallen in.

Sohrab Qaderi, a part of the provincial ministry in Nangarhar, while anticipating again in the amount of casualties, stated that over a hundred others were injured.

Malik Mohammadi Gul Shinwari, a tribal elder in the region, stated that the mosque had fully collapsed.

“It was a dreadful scene I seen with my eyes,” Shinwari said, including 32 bodies and dozens of wounded have been transported in the blast website.

Tez Khan, a part of the local authorities who had been on duty in the Region, stated: “I might listen to that the Mullah who had been preaching and his voice had been silenced with a flourish,”

“When I came on the scene, people were hoping to bring the bodies out and wounded that were stuck beneath the fallen roof”

The Jawdara region is regulated by the Afghan security forces.

A United Nations report on civilian casualties listed 4,313 civilians killed and injured in the previous 3 months.