Pro-Taliban cleric and 17 others killed in Afghan mosque blast
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Pro-Taliban cleric and 17 others killed in Afghan mosque blast

Mosque blast:An explosion tore through a crowded mosque in western Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 18 people, including a prominent cleric, Taliban officials and a local medic said. At least 21 people were hurt.

An explosion tore through a crowded mosque in western Afghanistan on Friday, killing at least 18 people, including a prominent cleric, Taliban officials and a local medic
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Muslim religious week when places of worship are particularly crowded.

The mosque blast went off in the Guzargah Mosque in the western city of Herat during Friday noon prayers, the highlight of the Muslim religious week when places of worship are particularly crowded.

explosion killed Mujib-ul Rahman Ansari, a prominent cleric

The explosion killed Mujib-ul Rahman Ansari, a prominent cleric who was known across Afghanistan for his criticism of the country’s Western-backed governments over the past two decades. Ansari was seen as close to the Taliban, who seized control over the country a year ago as foreign forces withdrew.His death was confirmed by the chief Taliban spokesman, Zabihullah mujahid.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s mosque blast

Ambulances transported 18 bodies and 21 wounded people from the blast to hospitals in Herat, said Mohammad Daud Mohammadi, an official at the Herat ambulance center,There was no immediate claim of responsibility for Friday’s blast.

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series of attacks against religious and ethnic minorities in Afghanistan

Previous mosque attacks have been claimed by the Islamic State extremist group, which has carried out a series of attacks against religious and ethnic minorities in Afghanistan, as well as Taliban targets.

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