KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A hospital official says at least seven people were killed and 13 wounded in an explosion during Friday prayers at a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan.

The official spoke on condition of anonymity and said the death toll will likely increase.

The blast came a week after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan carried out by a local Islamic State affiliate that killed 46 people.

The extremist group, which is opposed to the ruling Taliban, views Shiite Muslims as apostates deserving of death.

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