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Blast tears through mosque at funeral of deputy governor in northern Afghanistan


KABUL (Reuters) – An explosion took place inside a mosque in northern Afghanistan on Thursday during the funeral of the provincial deputy governor who was killed in an attack this week, a provincial official said.

Mahzudeen Ahmadi, the head of the information office of northern Badakshan province, said the explosion had caused casualties but did not clarify how many. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for a car bomb on Tuesday that killed the deputy governor.

(Reporting by Mohammad Yunus Yawar; Writing by Charlotte Greenfield; Editing by Peter Graff)

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