At least 20 killed in blast at Afghanistan mosque
August 01, 2017  22:46
At least 20 people have been killed in an explosion inside a Shiite Muslim mosque in western Afghanistan.

The Jawadia mosque, said to be the site of the blast, is in the Dehr Abad area in Herat city, the regional center of the Herat province, bordering Iran.

The mosque was attended by the members of the local Shiite minority.

The attack was allegedly carried out by two people, Afghan Tolo News says, citing local security officials.

One of the attackers opened fire on the worshippers gathered at the mosque, after another attacker detonated explosives in front of the facility, the news outlet noted.

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