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Afghan Suicide Bomber Blows Himself Up, Mosque Blast Kills Many


Afghan policemen inspect the site of a seemingly botched suicide attack in Kabul on May 25.

Afghan policemen inspect the site of a seemingly botched suicide attack in Kabul on May 25.

An ostensible suicide bomber has died in the Afghan capital after his explosives-laden vest went off prematurely.

Police said that the man's suicide vest went off on May 25 after he left a house in Kabul's suburbs.

The explosion injured no one else.

The apparent failed attack followed a Taliban assault on a guesthouse used by the International Organization of Migration on May 24.

At least eight people were killed in the attack including, civilians, guards, and Taliban militants.

In the southeastern province of Ghazni on May 24, a blast killed at least eight people at a mosque during evening prayers.

Local authorities said the explosion was caused by the accidental detonation of explosives being transported by Taliban fighters.

The militants had stopped at the mosque to offer prayers.

The dead include Taliban fighters and civilians.

Based on reporting by AP and BBC Pashto
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