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Afghanistan: 6 killed in blast outside mosque

September 19, 2014

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A police spokesman in Afghanistan says a bomb blast killed six people and wounded 12 shortly after they left a mosque following Friday prayers.

Jawad Basharat, the spokesman for Baghlan province’s police chief, said the Friday blast occurred just outside the mosque. He said it wasn’t clear who carried out the attack. Baghlan is in Afghanistan’s north, which is generally less violent than the south and east.

Elsewhere, Din Mohammad Darwish, the spokesman for the governor of Logar province, said four police were killed during a battle with Taliban insurgents on Thursday.

The attacks come as the country continues to wait for the results of the presidential run-off held in June. The two candidates are trying to agree on a power-sharing deal. Final vote results have not yet been announced.

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