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19 Killed in Bombing at Afghan Mosque

A suicide bomber detonated a powerful explosion during a mourning ceremony in a mosque in Kandahar today, killing 19 people, among them the Kabul police chief, and wounding 52 in one of the bloodiest attacks in Afghanistan in three and a half years, Interior Minister Ali Ahmed Jalali said.The attack served as a double blow for the people of Kandahar and the Afghan government, occurring during a ceremony marking the third day of mourning for an eminent religious cleric, Maulavi Abdul Fayaz. He was assassinated on Sunday by gunmen who fired into his office from the street and fled. The Taliban later took credit for that killing. The slain police chief, Gen. Muhammad Akram Khakrezwal, who had recently been appointed to his post, and a number of his bodyguards were among the mourners who had packed the mosque this morning for a service for Maulavi Abdul Fayaz.Full Story

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