>> An explosion at a mosque in Afghanistan has killed at least 17 people and injured scores more. The incident took place at the building in the eastern province of Khost. It was being used as a voter center. The attack is the latest on preparations for long delayed parliamentary elections.
Provincial police say the blast appears to have been caused by explosives left in the mosque, rather than by a suicide bomber. The explosion happened while people were gathered after afternoon prayers in the mosque, which was also being used as a voter registration center for parliamentary elections due in October.
There's been no immediate claim of responsibility for the explosion, which adds to a series of attacks on preparations for elections seen as a key test of government credibility. Last month, around 60 people were killed in a suicide attack on a voter center in the capital of Kabul. That was claimed by Islamic State.
The Taliban has denied any involvement in Sunday's mosque blast, but also warned people not to take part in the elections.