Afghanistan violence: 25 injured in mosque bombing

Published: July 14, 2015

KABUL: At least 25 Afghan civilians were wounded when a bomb ripped through a crowd of worshippers waiting for food to break their Ramadan fast inside a mosque compound in northern Afghanistan Monday, officials said. The violence comes a day after a suicide attacker killed 33 people in one of the deadliest day for civilians this year, as insurgents ramp up violence across the country. Monday’s bombing in the city of Puli Khumri, capital of Afghanistan’s Baghlan province came as worshippers had finished their evening prayers in a local mosque and were waiting for food packages, provided by the local government, to break the dawn-till-dusk fast held throughout the holy month of Ramazan.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 14th, 2015.

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