Mosque blast during the funeral of the deputy general of Afghanistan

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At least 15 people have been killed and 50 others injured in a mosque blast in the northern province of Afghanistan on Thursday.

The explosion occurred in Faizabad, the capital city of Badakhshan province, during Fatihah for the slain deputy governor, who had also died in a blast.

The casualty figures were confirmed by the local hospital administration, stating that the majority of the deceased and injured were brought to the medical facility. It is worth noting that the blast on Tuesday in Faizabad had resulted in the death of Maulawi Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Badakhshan, along with six others.

A local Taliban official , Moazuddin Ahmadi  acknowledged the explosion but stated that it was unclear if there were any casualties. As of now no group has claimed responsibility for the attack. However, Daesh/ISIS has previously targeted Taliban leaders and Afghan clerics, claiming responsibility for multiple attacks in Afghanistan, including several on mosques.

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