At least 13 killed, dozens injured in Afghanistan mosque blast
The Sunday blast occurred in the eastern province of Khost while people were gathered after afternoon prayers, police spokesperson Basir Bina told the media.
The mosque was also being used as a voter registration centre for parliamentary elections due in October.
The blast appeared to have been caused by explosives left in the mosque rather than by a suicide bomber, the 1TV Afghanistan reported.
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, which adds to a series of attacks on preparations for elections seen as a key test of government credibility.
Last month, around 60 people were killed in a suicide attack on a voter centre in the capital Kabul, which was claimed by Islamic State while the Taliban has also warned people not to take part in the elections.
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