A bomb blast near a religious gathering in Afghanistan has killed at least 15 people, including 11 children. 20 people were injured.
The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police recruiting center in the northern province of Ghazni. Ghazni provincial police chief Ahmad Khan Sirat claimed that the Taliban had carried out the attack.
A spokesman for the country’s interior ministry said the attackers had attacked a religious gathering in Gilan district, 120 kilometers from the provincial capital Ghazni. People from different places gathered there to recite the Qur’an.
In the months since talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban over a ceasefire, a series of attacks have taken place in the country. However, it was postponed until January after talks between the two sides in September in Doha, Qatar.