Afghan security forces inspect at the site of a suicide bombing outside an education department building in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 11, 2018. At least ten people killed after two suicide bombers stormed an education department building in the eastern Nangarhar province, according to a provincial official. (AP Photo)
File photo: Afghan security forces inspect at the site of a suicide bombing in Jalalabad east of Kabul, Afghanistan. AP

Gunmen kill four worshippers in Afghan mosque



A gunman sprayed the interior of a mosque with bullets in the eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan, killing four, an official said.

Three more people, including the mosque's religious leader, were wounded in the attack, Attahullah Khogyani, the provincial governor's spokesman said.

The assault took place on Sunday evening in the district of Surkh Rod.

No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Taliban and ISIS militants are active in eastern Afghanistan.

On Sunday, a suicide bomber killed 23 while targeting the convoy carrying Afghanistan's Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum as he was returning from Turkey after a year in exile.

General Dostum, a former Uzbek warlord, and his entourage were unhurt. ISIS claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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