Mosque suicide blast kills Afghan district governor
KUNDUZ, Afghanistan (AFP) - A suicide bomber detonated himself at a mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday, killing the local district governor, a policeman and at least six other worshippers, officials said.
The blast erupted in the middle of a crowd gathered outside the mosque building after a funeral prayer session for a tribal elder.
"The bomber targeted Sheikh Sadruddin, the district governor of Archi, this morning in the yard of a mosque while he was attending a prayer ceremony," Sayed Sarwar Husseini, spokesman for Kunduz province, told AFP.
"We can confirm that Sadruddin was killed."