Afghan Voice Agency(AVA)_Monitoring, The local authorities of Badakhshan Province have confirmed to Ariana News that an explosion took place Thursday during the prayer ceremony of the former deputy governor Nisar Ahmad Ahmadi.
Residents of Badakhshan and eyewitnesses say that the explosion took place inside Nabawi Mosque, located in the Faizabad city, and there were casualties.
Moazuddin Ahmadi, head of information and culture of Badakhshan, confirmed the explosion. But he did not give details.
Eyewitnesses say that the former police chief of Baghlan province was the target of the explosion. Some reports indicate he died in the explosion, but this has not yet been confirmed.
Sources say that shooting broke out after the explosion and was still ongoing.
No group has yet claimed responsibility for the explosion.