The doctor, who preferred to remain unnamed for security reasons, is at the Mirwais hospital where victims of the blast are being treated.

The spokesman for the Taliban-run Ministry of Interior, Qari Saeed Khosty, also confirmed the explosion on Twitter adding that a number of people had died and were injured.

Last Friday, at least 20 people were killed and 90 others wounded in a blast from a suicide bomber at another Shia mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz.

The incident happened during Friday prayers.The incident happened during Friday prayers.
People react near the scene after the explosion.People react near the scene after the explosion.

This is a breaking news story, more to follow.

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