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10/15, 10:13 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Kandahar mosque blast death toll rises to 47

The number of people killed in the explosion that occurred at a Shi'ite Muslims Mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, rose to 47, the Taliban's representative and head of the region's culture and information department, Hafiz Sayeed, stated on Friday.

At least 70 persons were injured in the blast, he added. Earlier, Afghan Interior Ministry Spokesperson Sayed Khosti confirmed the Taliban sent its special forces to the spot to "determine the nature of the incident and bring the perpetrators to justice."

The country's media previously alleged the Islamic State – Khorasan Province (ISIS-K) is responsible for the explosion.

Breaking the News / JR