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A blast outside a mosque in Kabul has killed several people

A bomb blast near the Afghan capital, Kabul, has killed at least three people and injured dozens more.

According to local and foreign media reports, the blast took place at the entrance of the Eid Gah mosque when a large number of people were present to offer condolences on the death of the mother of Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid.

According to Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, the blast at the gate of Eidgah Jama Masjid in Kabul killed five people and injured several others.

There was no immediate word on the nature of the blast.

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Scenes after the blast are being shared on social media in which smoke is seen rising from the blast site.

As soon as the blast was reported, rescue operations were launched and security was beefed up around the mosque.

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