The explosion took place in Ali Sher district of Khost province. Interior Ministry spokesperson Nasrat Rahimi said three children, two women and five men were killed.
CIA-funded paramilitaries are wreaking havoc in Afghanistan.
Meanwhile, around 100 Afghan soldiers fled their posts and tried to cross into neighbouring Turkmenistan during a weeklong battle with the Taliban in the western Badghis province.
The victims had all gathered to attend Friday prayers at a mosque inside an Afghan army base in Ismail Khel district of Khost province.
A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 14 people in Khost province. In Badghis province, fighting between militants and security forces left at least 36 people dead.
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