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12 Killed in Mosque Blast Near Afghan Capital

The relative calm of a three-day ceasefire in the Afghan Capital has been shattered after a blast at a mosque on the outskirts during Friday prayers killed at least 12 worshippers.

The spokesman for Kabul police Ferdaws Framurz said the imam of the mosque and 15 others were wounded in the attack.

He said the explosion happened inside a mosque in the Shakar Darah district of Kabul province.

The blast is the first major incident since a temporary truce between the Taliban and government troops came into force on Thursday.

The warring sides agreed on the truce to mark the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr, only the fourth such halt in fighting in the nearly two-decades-old conflict.

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