Afghanistan: Suicide explosion in army mosque leaves 27 soldiers dead, scores injured

Twenty-seven Afghan National Army (ANA) soldiers were killed and 79 others injured in a blast inside a military mosque in southern Khost province on Friday, security official said.

Abdullah, spokesman for ANA first bridged in the Mandozai district, said the blast took place during Jumma prayer in the ANA headquarters.

But Governor Hukam Khan Habibi while inquiring after the health of injured soldiers at the hospital said it was a suicide blast which took place during they Jummah prayer.

Javid Ghafoor, spokesman for the Ministry of Defence, said an investigative team and four helicopters had been dispatched to Khost province to shift the injured soldiers to Kabul.

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Source: Pajhwok Afghan News