25 killed in suicide bombing in Afghan Shia mosque

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Twenty-five people have been killed and 23 wounded in a suicide bombing inside a Shia mosque in eastern Afghanistan on August 3, a provincial government official said.
The attacker blew himself up inside the mosque in the eastern Paktia Province’s capital of Gardez, said Abdullah Asrat, spokesman for the Provincial Governor.
The bomber slipped undetected through a side door, said Mr. Asrat. The mosque was packed with those attending Friday prayers.
No one claimed has responsibility for the attack but the Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan has targeted Shia worshippers in the past. The affiliate has also warned Afghanistan’s minority Shias that their houses of worship would be targeted.