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Afghanistan bombing: At least 10 killed in blast outside Herat mosque

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In Afghanistan, 10 people were killed and several injured in a bomb explosion near a mosque in Herat. The bomb was planted in a rickshaw. A spokesman for the provincial governor of the western Herat province said, the toll could rise.

In the capital, Kabul, police say a rocket struck the Indian diplomatic compound without killing or wounding anyone. No one has claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Meanwhile, President Ashraf Ghani said, more than 150 people died in last week’s Kabul suicide blast, as he opened multi-national talks on bringing peace. The bombing was the country’s deadliest militant attack since 2001.

Mr Ghani’s government has faced protests for failing to tackle the deteriorating security situation. He told the meeting it is time for the Taliban to embrace peace or face the consequences.

Representatives of 23 nations including the US and Pakistan, as well as the EU, Nato and the UN are attending the two-day meeting, which launches what is being called the Kabul Process for Peace and Security Co-operation

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