KABUL (Afghanistan): A Taliban provincial spokesman says a bomb exploded in a mosque during Friday prayers, wounding 15 people in eastern Afghanistan, where Islamic State group militants have been waging a campaign of violence.
Qari Hanif, the government spokesman for Nangarhar Province, said the bomb appeared to have been planted inside the mosque in the town of Traili, located in the mountainous Spin Ghar area outside the provincial capital Jalalabad.
IS militants have been carrying out nearly daily shootings and bombings against Taliban fighters in the province.
IS bombings against mosques in the area have been much rarer, however, since the region is overwhelmingly Sunni Muslim.
The group is known for bombing mosques belonging to Afghanistan’s Shiite minority that have killed hundreds of people.