A bomb at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan killed 14 people on Wednesday, the second attack on the country’s Shiites in as many days during the major festival of Ashura.
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“The explosion happened at the gate of the Shiite mosque in the centre of Balkh district (in Balkh province),” said provincial governor’s spokesman Munir Ahmad Farhad, adding that 14 people were killed and 28 injured.
His account was confirmed by the provincial deputy police chief.
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