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7 killed in mosque attack in western Afghanistan

7 killed in mosque attack in western Afghanistan

 
- Several people also injured as gunman attack mosque in Guzara district of Herat province
 

By Islamuddin Sajid

ISLAMABAD (AA) - At least seven people were killed and several others injured in an attack on a mosque in western Afghanistan, local media reported on Tuesday.

Unknown gunmen targeted worshipers at a Shia mosque in the Andisheh town of Guzara, also known as Gozareh district of Herat province, during evening prayers on Monday, Tolo News reported.

A prayer leader, known as Imam, was also killed in the attack, while the injured were taken to a local hospital.

Local Taliban officials have not yet commented on the incident.

Herat is the third-biggest city located near the border with Iran.

The Iranian Embassy in Kabul condemned the attack on the mosque.

So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the attack.

 
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