An explosion in northern Baghlan province killed two civilians and wounded 14 others earlier today, the local security officials said.

The incident took place in Nahrin district of Baghlan after an improvised explosive device planted close to a mosque went off.

A spokesman for Baghlan Police Ahmad Jawid Basharat confirmed that the explosion took place as a number of people were leaving the mosque after Eid prayers.

He said the victims of the incident are all civilians.

Meanwhile, the security officials in Nahrin are saying that a motorcycle packed with explosives was detonated close to a mosque in a bid to target a Local Police commander.

The local officials further added that the Local Police commander Haji Aminullah escaped the explosion unhurt but 2 civilians were killed in the blast.

No individual or group has so far claimed responsibility for the explosion.

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