KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) An explosion ripped through a mosque inside an Afghan army base in the countrys volatile eastern Khost province as todays prayers were drawing to a close, killing 27 soldiers and wounding 57, the military said.
The blast may have been set off by a suicide bomber or a remotely detonated bomb but nothing was officially confirmed and details were sketchy. No group immediately claimed responsibility for the explosion.
President Ashraf Ghani condemned the attack in a statement as anti-Islamic and inhumane. He also wanted to know how the armys security was breached, demanding a swift investigation and the officials responsible held accountable.
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