Suicide bomber kills 37 at Afghan mosque during Eid




 
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MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 37 people in a mosque in Afghanistan's relatively peaceful north on Friday as worshippers gathered for holiday prayers, police officials said. The attack, on the first day of the Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday, happened in Maimana, capital of Faryab province, said Lal Mohammad Ahmadzai, a spokesman for police in the Afghan north. "The suicide bomber detonated explosives when our countrymen were congratulating each other on the Eid holiday," Ahmadzai said, adding that almost half of the dead were police. ...

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