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Fourteen people die in attacks on two mosques in Afghanistan

May 20, 2020

At least fourteen people died Tuesday in attacks on two mosques in the Afghan provinces of Paruán (north) and Jost (southeast), the authorities confirmed on Wednesday, but are currently not responsible for the attacks.

Security sources from Afghan TV broadcaster 1TV have reported that at least eleven people were killed and six injured in the attack in Jalazayi village in Paruán, when believers broke the fast of Ramadan month.

These sources have confirmed that the attack was perpetrated by people associated with a Taliban commander identified as Lutfulá, who they said disagreed with a priest in the region. However, the insurgents have refused to accept any responsibility.

Fourteen people die in attacks on two mosques in Afghanistan
Fourteen people die in attacks on two mosques in Afghanistan

In addition, three people died and another was wounded in a second attack on a mosque in Jost without the Taliban having spoken out.