At least 62 people dead in blast at Afghanistan mosque

The explosion took place as dozens of people gathered inside the mosque for weekly Friday prayers.



A volunteer carries an injured youth to a hospital following a blast during weekly Friday prayers in a mosque in Afghanistan.Noorullah Shirzada / AFP - Getty Images
Oct. 18, 2019, 10:19 AM EDT
By Ahmed Mengli and Associated Press
KABUL, Afghanistan — At least 62 people were killed and dozens more were injured in a blast during weekly prayers Friday at a mosque in eastern Afghanistan.
A local government spokesperson confirmed the death toll to NBC News. Attaullah Khogyani, spokesman for Nangarhar province's governor, said at least 33 people were wounded in the explosion.

The blast took place as dozens of people gathered inside the mosque for the Friday prayers.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility.
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