A provincial judge was killed and four other civilians were injured in an attack inside a mosque on Monday in southern Afghanistan, police said.

“A bomb placed inside a mosque went off in Tarinkot city, the provincial capital for Uruzgan province, during the morning prayer. Taj Mohammad Khan, the mullah of the mosque, was killed and four other people who were present there were injured,” provincial police spokesman Farid Hayel said. Khan was a member of the provincial court in Uruzgan, he added.

Mr Hayel blamed the Taliban for the attack. Taliban officials were not immediately available for comment.

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