Three killed in Afghan mosque shooting


Kabul, June 10: At least three Afghan nationals were killed and nine others injured following a shooting at a mosque in Paktia province, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

“The shooting held at the mosque in provincial capital Gardez city at around 8.45 p.m., during Tarawih prayers,” the ministry said in a statement.

However, no group has claimed responsibility yet for the attack, reports Xinhua news agency.

The attack came as Afghans celebrate the holy month of Ramadan by abstaining from eating and drinking from sunrise to sunset.

Muslims offer the Tarawih prayers only during the month of Ramadan.

 Wefornews Bureau

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