Bomb at­tack tar­gets mosque on Afghan base

Merced Sun-Star (Saturday) - - News -

A bomb­ing deep in­side an army base in Afghanistan dur­ing Fri­day prayers at a mosque killed at least 27 sol­diers and wounded dozens, of­fi­cials said, once again high­light­ing the vul­ner­a­bil­ity of the coun­try’s se­cu­rity forces.

The at­tack was in­side the head­quar­ters of the Afghan army’s 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps, in the prov­ince of Khost, said Capt. Ab­dul­lah Sar­gand, a brigade spokesman. A se­nior of­fi­cial said at least 27 sol­diers had been killed. Other of­fi­cials gave lower num­bers.

“The ex­plo­sion hap­pened when army per­son­nel were get­ting ready to pray,” Ab­dul­lah said.

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