Wed, 05 Aug 2020

MAIMANA, Afghanistan, July 14 (Xinhua) -- Four worshippers have been killed and three others wounded after armed militants opened fire on a mosque in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province, provincial police spokesman Abdul Karim Yurash said Tuesday.

"Militants affiliated with the Taliban group sprayed bullets on a mosque in Faryab's provincial capital Maimana city on Monday evening, killing four worshipers and wounding three others," Yurash told Xinhua.

However, the spokesman added the attackers fled away with a car after the attack but were intercepted by the police nearby. Two attackers including Qari Naqib, a member of Taliban spy agency in the restive province, were killed.

The Taliban outfit has yet to make comment on the incident.

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