Suicide bomber attacks Afghan Shiite mosque, kills 25

A suicide bomber attacked a Shiite mosque in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing 25 people and wounding 40, Reuters reported, citing police. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack on the Khawaja Hassan mosque. However, police said at least two men had entered the mosque in the city of Gardez in the province of Paktia where about 60 people were praying. One witness said that Shiite Muslims, a minority in Sunni-majority Afghanistan, were praying when one man detonated his explosives. A second attacker is reported to have opened fire as worshippers gathered.