At least 10 members of the Afghan National Army were killed in a suicide bomb blast that targeted soldiers inside a mosque in their base in Khost province.
Captain Abdullah, a spokesman for the 2nd Regiment of Army in Mandozai district in Khost said the ANA members were busy in Friday prayers when the suicide attack happened at around 1:30pm Kabul time.
He said at least 10 army members were killed and 15 others were wounded in the explosion.
According to him, all the soldiers were from the 2nd Regiment of Afghan National Army in Mandozai district in Khost.
Eyewitnesses and sources from Khost said the casualties are higher than expressed by army officials.
No group has claimed responsibility for the attack so far.