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    Bomb Kills 3, Injures 20 During Prayers in Kabul Mosque -Ministry

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    A blast earlier rocked a mosque in Pakistan, killing two people and injuring 15 others. That explosion happened during Friday prayers at a mosque in Quetta, according to Dunya News.

    A bomb has killed three people, including an imam, and injured 20 more during Friday prayers at a mosque in the Paktia Kot area of Kabul, Afghanistan, Reuters has reported citing the country's officials. 

    The name of the killed imam is Maulvi Paihan, he was a religious scholar and the mosque's imam. 

    Some internet users have described Maulvi Raihan as one of the most outstanding Islamic scholars in Afghanistan.

    ​According to a local police spokesman, explosives might have been placed close to the mosque's altar. No group has claimed responsibility for this attack so far.

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