at least 12 other folks have died after an explosion tore through a mosque in Afghanistan’s eastern Khost province.
The development was inside of an Afghan military base in Mandozai district, where squaddies had been offering Friday prayers.
Talib Mangal, a spokesman for Khost’s provincial governor, mentioned 33 other people have been injured in the blast at about 13:30 Kabul time (09:00 GMT).
Reuters reviews that the dead might number a minimum of 26 and the injured more than 50, bringing up officials.
All those killed belonged to the Afghan safety forces, in line with a spokesman for the 2nd Regiment of the Afghan Nationwide Military, based totally in Khost.
The blast comes simply three days after a suicide attack on spiritual scholars killed at least 50 folks and wounded dozens extra within the Afghan capital.
No team has yet stated it was once in the back of the latest bloodshed.