62 Worshippers Killed as Bomb Explodes at Mosque in Nangarhar, Afghanistan

UN Report Shows Attacks Surged to Unprecedented Levels in Summer

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At least sixty-two people were killed in an explosion at a mosque in eastern Nangarhar province of Afghanistan during Friday prayers.

The blast, which destroyed the building’s roof, left dozens of worshippers injured. The mosque is located in the district of Haska Mina, about 30 miles from the provincial capital Jalalabad.

The provincial governor’s spokesman, Mr. Attaullah Khogyani, said thirty-six people were injured after the roof caved in after the explosion. Sohrab Qaderi, a member of the provincial council in Nangarhar, expressed fears that the number of casualties could rise.

While both the Taliban and ISIS are active in the area, none of the militant groups has claimed responsibility for the attack.

The attack came a day after the UN released a report showing that 1,174 civilians were killed between July and September this year. The report further disclosed that more than 40% of the victims of the attack were women and children.

Wrongful death and personal injury attorney Arin Khodaverdian, President and Managing Partner of Alpine Law Group, urges accidents victims and their families to immediately seek legal assistance. “Those who are affected by tragedy have rights, but they must act quickly in order to preserve those rights to the full extent of the law. Often, swift action by an experienced attorney is imperative in order to preserve evidence, interview witnesses and immediately begin pursuing any and all responsible parties.”

While Mr. Khodaverdian does not represent any of the parties involved in this incident, he has recovered over $100 million for thousands of injury victims and their families. “In one case, we were able to recover a 7-figure settlement within 11 business days of being hired by the family of a victim killed by a negligent driver. While this result is atypical and does not predict future outcomes, justice in this case help bring about closure and a swift sense of justice for the family.”

Mr. Khodaverdian, a contributor to this site, is available for free consultations 24/7 by calling 800-984-4123.