Men taking an injured person to a hospital after a bomb blast at a mosque in Jalalabad
Blast killed 62 and wounded dozens in Nangarhar
As many as 62 people were
killed and dozens wounded by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers at a
mosque in eastern Nangarhar province, local officials said.
The eastern Nangarhar province
is often disrupted by deadly attacks but attack on mosque has been quiet rare
in this province.
The attack came while the
Taliban have been signaling to resume peace talks with the US. In a statement
the group rejected responsibility for the attack and so far no one has claimed responsibility
for this deadly attack.
Attaullah Khogyani, the spokesperson
for Nangarhar governor confirmed 62 people killed and 36 more wounded in Friday
prayer at mosque in Haska Mina district in Jalalabad.
A report by US published on Thursday
suggests the 41 percent of the victims killed during nine months of 2019 were
children and women. According to the UN,
1,174 civilians were killed between July and September of 2019.