Governor among 15 killed in Afghanistan mosque blast

The powerful blast tore through a mosque in Taluqan town of Takhar province, killing Kunduz Governor Mohammad Omar and 14 other people, Geo TV reported on its website.

"There was a blast in the mosque. The governor, the imam, altogether 15 people, have been killed," Takhar provincial police chief Shah Jahan Noori said.

The nature of the blast was not immediately known.

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