Three people have been reportedly killed in a blast at a mosque in Afghanistan.

The explosion hit a mosque in the Spin Ghar area of Nangarhar province in eastern Afghanistan during Friday prayers, killing at least three people and wounding 15 others.

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A doctor at the local hospital told AFP news agency that at least three people have been killed, Daily Dates Nigeria reports.

“So far three killed, 15 wounded,” the doctor said.

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The government spokesman for Nangarhar Province, Qari Hanif confirmed the blast with The Associated Press news agency.

Also, a resident of the area simply identified as Atal Shinwari told the Reuters news agency that the blast occurred at about 1:30pm local time (09:00 GMT) when explosives apparently located in the interior of the mosque detonated.

Similarly, a local elder and activist, Walli Mohammed told AFP that the bomb appeared to have been hidden in a loudspeaker.

“When the speaker was switched on to sound the azan – the call to begin the prayer – the device detonated,” he said.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.