62 killed in Afghanistan bombing

A boy receives medical treatment after a blast at a mosque in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan on Friday. EPA

KABUL – At least 62 people were killed and dozens were injured in a bombing incident at a mosque in Afghanistan, officials said.      

Spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said 62 people were killed and 36 others were injured on Friday’s attack.

The blast in eastern Nangarhar province destroyed the building’s roof, collapsing on worshippers during their prayers, according to witnesses. 

The bombing came a day after the United Nations (UN) said the number of civilian deaths in the war-torn country had reached unprecedented levels over the summer.

According to the UN, 1,174 civilians were killed between July and September, the deadliest quarter since UN records began a decade ago.

It was still unclear who carried out the attack.(BBC)


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