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Shia mosque in Herat province hit by deadly explosion

شعار Al Jazeera Al Jazeera 01/08/2017

At least 20 people have been killed in an explosion at a minority Shia mosque in the Afghan province of Herat, according to a hospital official.

Dr Mohammed Rafique Shehrzad told Associated Press news agency that 20 bodies were brought to the main hospital in Herat city, the capital of the western province, on Tuesday night, soon after the blast.

Police and government officials said that at least ten people were injured in the explosion.

"There has been an explosion at the gate of Jawadia Mosque in Herat city, possibly caused by a car bomb. Ten wounded have so far been reported," interior ministry spokesman Najib Danish told AFP news agency.

No one immediately took responsibility for the attack.

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