Saturday, May 25, 2013

Explosion in mosque kill 9 people in Ghazni province

English: Map of the districts of Ghazni provin...
districts of Ghazni province (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
At least nine people were killed and several others were injured following an explosion in central-eastern Ghazni province of Afghanistan on Friday evening.

The incident took place later Friday evening in a mosque in restive Andar district.

According to local authorities the incident took place while Taliban militants were inside the mosque and their explosives went off.

The officials furhter added a number of civilians were also killed or injured following the incident.

Taliban militants group yet to comment regarding the incident.

In the meantime a senior Taliban leader was killed along with two other fighters following an explosion in Andar district on Friday afternoon.

Deputy provincial governor Mohammad Ali Ahmadi confirming the report said Piru Watan was killed while he was planting a roadside bomb in Mehter area.

Mr. Ahmadi said Piru Watan was a senior Taliban leader who was controlling group of insurgents in Andar, Qarabagh, Moqor and Gilan districts of Ghazni province.

By Meena Haseeb - 25 May 2013, 9:22 am

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