TALUQAN, Afghanistan, Aug. 11 (Xinhua) -- At least 10 people were killed and over a dozen others wounded after gunmen exchanged fire near a mosque in Afghanistan's northern province of Takhar on Friday, a local official and witnesses said.
The firing took place after Friday prayers when the worshippers were leaving the main mosque in Chah Ab district's bazaar roughly at 02:00 p.m. local time (0930 GMT), a witness told Xinhua.
"Shortly after the praying, two armed groups belonging to local warlords exchanged fire near the gate of the mosque, leaving 10 people killed and about 20 others injured," he said, adding that among the affected people were several civilians.
District administrative Chief Abdul Haseeb, when approached by Xinhua, confirmed the incident.
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