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Attack on mosque kills 11 in N. Afghanistan: newspaper

2009-07-22 08:08:30 GMT2009-07-22 16:08:30 (Beijing Time)  xinhuanet

KABUL, July 22 (Xinhua) -- Eleven people were killed as Taliban insurgents entered a mosque in Kunduz province in the north of Afghanistan, a local newspaper reported Wednesday.

"A group of armed Taliban entered a mosque in Kunduz city, the capital of Kunduz province, when a mine suddenly went off leaving 11 people dead including four children," daily Arman-e-Millie quoting locals reported.

However, security officials in the province rejected the claim, saying seven persons including five Taliban fighters were killed in the incident.

The incident took place while a military offensive has been going on against militants in Chardara district of Kunduz provincesince last weekend.

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