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18 killed in Afghanistan mosque blast

In Afghanistan, 18 people were martyred and 23 others injured in a suicide blast at a mosque during Friday prayers in Herat province on Friday.

Talking to reporters, Spokesman of the provincial administration Mawlawi Hamidullah Matawakil said a prominent cleric Mawlawi Mujibur Rahman Ansari and his brother Habib-ur-Rahman Ansari were also martyred in the blast.

Meanwhile, Spokesman of the interim Afghan government Zabihullah Mujahid confirmed that Mujibur Rahman Ansari has been martyred in the Friday’s blast.

In a tweet, he said the country’s strong and courageous religious scholar was martyred in a brutal attack.

No group or individual has claimed responsibility for the blast yet.

Source: Radio Pakistan

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