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Attack on Shia mosque kills 25 in Afghanistan

Tehran, According to Afghan sources, suicide arrack on Shia mosque in Paktia Province, eastern Afghanistan, has claimed the lives of at least 25 people and injured 23 more.

No group or individual has claimed the responsibility for the deadly attack yet.

Reuters quoted Afghan police as saying that the two armed men attacked 60 prayers worshippers in the mosque.

Paktia is one of the 34 provinces of Afghanistan, located in the east of the country. The province is divided into thirteen districts and has a population of roughly 525,000, which is mostly a tribal society living in rural areas

Source: Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA

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