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An explosion in eastern Afghanistan caused 2 deaths and 23 injuries.

Xinhua News Agency, Kabul, January 8 According to Afghan media reports, an explosion occurred in the eastern province of Khost on the 8th, killing at least 2 people and injuring 23 others.

Afghan Dawn News website quoted eyewitnesses as saying that the attack occurred on a road in the province's capital, Horst City. The explosion was caused by improvised explosive devices, and most of the casualties were local civilians.

A local police source confirmed the attack to Xinhua News Agency reporters. The source said that the attack occurred at noon that day, near a mosque in the city of Khost, and it is not yet certain the specific target of the attack. The wounded have been taken to hospital for treatment.

At present, no organization has claimed to have created this attack.

The province of Khost is located in the eastern border of Afghanistan. In recent years, several armed groups such as the Taliban and the Islamic State have been active, and the local security situation has continued to deteriorate. On November 23 last year, there was an attack on the Afghan National Army camp in the province, killing at least 12 people and injuring 33 others.

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