At least 14 people have been killed, and a further 24 wounded, following a bomb blast, among a gathering of worshippers, in Afghanistan.
A bomb blast outside a mosque in Afghanistan on Wednesday killed at least 14 people and wounded 24 among a gathering of worshippers, the second attack targeting the country’s Shi’ite minority in less than 24 hours, an official said.
The devotees had congregated to mark Ashura, one of the holiest days for Shi’ite Muslims, at the mosque, about 20 km (12 miles) from Mazar-i-Sharif, the capital of Afghanistan’s northern Balkh province.
The mosque was targeted in the explosion, said Moneer Ahmad Farhad, a spokesman for the provincial governor. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.