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Five killed in Afghanistan bomb attack

By the CNN Wire Staff
updated 8:15 AM EST, Fri December 9, 2011
STORY HIGHLIGHTS
  • Five people are killed by a bomb detonated in a mosque in Afghanistan's Kunar province
  • Nine people are wounded in the attack
  • The attack happened at the end of a Friday prayer service

(CNN) -- Five people -- including a local police chief and two bodyguards -- were killed Friday in a bomb attack in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunar province, according to the province's governor.

Nine other people were wounded in the incident.

The attack occurred at approximately 2 p.m. local time as worshipers were leaving a mosque following traditional Friday prayers. An insurgent detonated explosives inside the mosque, Governor Fazlullah Wahidi said.

From journalist Fazal Ahad

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