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At the least 50 useless in Afghanistan’s Kunduz mosque blast

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Individuals view harm inside a mosque following a bombing in Kunduz, province northern Afghanistan on Friday. 

 

At the least 50 folks died in a blast at a mosque in Afghanistan’s Kunduz metropolis on Friday, in line with hospital sources, quoting company AFP.

A robust explosion in a mosque frequented by a non secular minority group in northern Afghanistan has left a number of casualties, witnesses and the Taliban’s spokesman mentioned right this moment.

The blast occurred in a Shiite mosque in Kunduz province in the course of the weekly Friday prayer service on the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque when members of the Shiite non secular minority sometimes are available giant numbers for worship. Witness Ali Reza mentioned he was praying on the time of the explosion and reported seeing many casualties.

Movies and pictures on social media and elsewhere seem to point out folks looking out the destroyed mosque and shifting a worshipper’s physique from the grotesque scene to an ambulance.

Taliban chief spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid mentioned the Shiite mosque was the goal and {that a} “giant quantity” of worshippers had been killed and wounded. He mentioned Taliban particular forces had arrived to the scene and had been investigating the incident.

The reason for the blast was not instantly clear. No group has but claimed accountability for it.

The Taliban management has been grappling with a rising menace from the native Islamic State affiliate, often known as the Islamic State in Khorasan. IS militants have ramped up assaults to focus on their rivals, together with two lethal bombings in Kabul.

IS has additionally focused Afghanistan’s non secular minorities in assaults.

Because the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan in mid-August, assaults by ISIL-affiliated terrorists in opposition to them have elevated. The rise in terrorist assaults has raised the potential of a wider battle between the 2 teams.

Earlier on Sunday, at the very least 12 folks died and 32 others suffered accidents in a blast at a mosque in Kabul. The incident happened in a crowded place at Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul.

 

 

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