At least 17 people were killed and 34 injured after an explosion at the Yaqoubi mosque, which was being used as a voter registration centre in the eastern Afghan city of Khost on Sunday.

Emergency services were deployed and ambulances moved the injured to a nearby hospital.

According to the spokesperson of the provincial police Basir Bina, 17 people are confirmed dead and 34 wounded. The blast was reportedly caused by explosives inside the mosque, which was being used as a voter registration centre for October’s parliamentary elections.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion so far.

Last month a suicide bombing attack at a voter registration office claimed the lives of 60 and injured 130 with the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) taking responsibility for the attack

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