At least 15 people have been killed and over 50 others injured Friday after two blasts ripped through a mosque in Gardez, a town in eastern Afghanistan, sources said.
The blasts occurred at 1.30 pm when Muslims were attending Friday prayers inside Imam-i-Zaman Mosque in Gardez, the capital of Paktia province, a police officer who declined to be named, told Xinhua.
"Initial investigation shows that two back to back blasts went off inside the mosque Fifteen people were killed but the number may change as the victims were rushed to different hospitals across the city."
Security forces have cordoned off the area in Khowja Hassan neighbourhood which is mostly dominated by Shiite Afghans.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK