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Seven Reported Dead In Afghan Mosque Explosion

Officials say at least seven people were killed in a late-night bomb attack on a mosque in eastern Afghanistan.

According to local officials, the blast came shortly after a convoy of international and Afghan security forces killed four insurgents in Wardak Province on January 12.

The explosion came after the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) team left the area, according to an ISAF spokesman.

A Taliban spokesman said the mosque was struck by two air strikes launched by "American forces."

The ISAF spokesman said no aircraft were used in the ISAF operation.

Based on reporting by Reuters and dpa