Afghanistan Mosque Suicide Bomb Attack Kills at least 41

Afghans carry the body of a suicide attack victim at the hospital in Maymana, Faryab province, north west of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012.

A suicide bomber targeted worshippers who had gathered at a mosque in north Afghanistan for prayers to mark Eid al-Adha, killing at least 41 people.

More than 50 people were wounded in the attack, which happened as people were leaving the Eid Gah mosque in Maymana, capital of Faryab province.

Senior provincial government and police officials attended the prayers, however appeared to have escape serious injury, but the victims were mainly police officers and civilians.

This attack in Maymana, the provincial capital of Faryab, exposes a number of serious concerns about the security situation there.

There have also been a number of assassinations of tribal elders recently in Maymana.

 

© 2012 SAT Telecommunications Ltd.

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