Officials: Bombing At Mosque Kills Afghan Governor

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Afghan officials say a bomb placed inside a mosque in the country's east has killed the governor of Logar province.

They say the explosion took place as Governor Arsallah Jamal was delivering a speech on Tuesday morning to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

The governor's spokesman, Din Mohammad Darwesh, says the bombing took place at the main mosque in the provincial capital of Puli Alam.

Provincial deputy police chief Rais Khan Abbul Rahimzai says the explosion also wounded 15 people, five of them critically.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack but the Taliban have been targeting Afghan officials, military and NATO troops as part of a campaign to retake territory as international troops draw down ahead of a full pullout at the end of 2014.


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