Afghan Taliban condemn deadly suicide attack in a mosque in Afghanistan


KABUL - Afghan Taliban militants group in Afghanistan has condemned the mosque attack in Afghanistan.

Taliban have rejected involvement in the deadly mosque bombing in southeastern Khost province of Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid has claimed that the attack has likely been carried out by the enemy circles of Taliban to defame the group.

At least 17 people were killed and dozens more were wounded after an explosion ripped through a mosque in Khost city in Southeast of Afghanistan on Sunday afternoon.

The incident took place in the vicinity of Yaqoobi area targeting a mosque where dozens of people had gathered to obtain voter cards.

Provincial Public Health Director Habib Shah confirmed that the dead bodies of at least 17 People have been shifted to the hospitals along with at least 34 others who have sustained injuries.

In the meantime, a security source says at least 19 people have been killed and nearly thirty others have sustained injuries in the attack.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility behind the attack.