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Suicide bombing kills 41 at Afghan mosque: official

  • Afghans offer Eid al-Adha's prayers outside Shah-e-Dushamshera mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. (AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

KABUL: A suicide bomber killed at least 41 people and wounded dozens more when he struck at a mosque in Maymana city in northern Afghanistan during Eid al-Adha prayers on Friday, officials said.

The attacker was wearing a police uniform when he blew himself up in the crowded Eid Gah mosque in the provincial capital of Faryab province, deputy provincial governor Abdul Satar Barez told AFP.

"Our latest death toll shows 41 deaths, and that might rise," he said, adding that five children were among the dead.

 
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