Bomb blast in a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan

Bomb blast in a mosque in Herat, Afghanistan
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KABUL - *Herat Police spokesman Abdul Ahad Walizada has confirmed an explosion ripped through Nabi Akram Mosque in PD7 in Herat city. *

Walizada said at least one person was killed and seven wounded in the explosion but said the casualty toll could rise.

He said victims had been taken to local hospitals.

According to him the explosion tore through the mosque during mid-day prayers, shortly after 1pm.

No details have been released on the type of explosion but Walizada said police are investigating.

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