More than ten people, including three civilians, were killed after a suicide bomber blew himself up in a mosque in northern Afghanistan, local police said on Sunday.
The terrorist attack occurred in the mosque of the old part of Baghlan-e-Markazi, the former administrative center of the Baghlan province, during prayers for the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha, the police said.
The suicide bomber got into the mosque and detonated his vest near a high-placed security official named Abdul, the police said.
According to preliminary data, the official and his six bodyguards were killed. Three civilians were also killed in the attack, the police said.
The U.S.-led coalition has been fighting Taliban militants in Afghanistan since 2001, but attacks on both foreign and Afghan troops, police and civilians are still frequent in the country.