Explosion in Afghanistan mosque during prayers, 100 killed, many injured


The situation in Afghanistan has been getting worse since the arrival of Taliban rule. Anti-Taliban terrorist organizations have become active here. On Friday, a mosque was attacked targeting Shia Muslims. In this, about 100 people died and many people were injured.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Mohit Saxena | Updated on: 09 Oct 2021, 09:10:58 AM

Explosion in Afghanistan mosque during prayers. (Photo Credit: agency)

highlights

  • Explosion at Sayyid Abad Mosque in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan.
  • Islamic State Khorasan has claimed responsibility for the terrorist incident.
  • The suicide bomber has been identified as a Uighur Muslim.

Tehran:

The situation in Afghanistan has been getting worse since the arrival of Taliban rule. Anti-Taliban terrorist organizations have become active here. On Friday, a mosque was attacked targeting Shia Muslims. In this, about 100 people died and many people were injured. Islamic State Khorasan has claimed responsibility for this terrorist incident. It is known as ISIS-K. Earlier on August 26, its terrorist organization carried out the deadliest attack in the suicide attack on Kabul airport. About 170 civilians and 13 American soldiers were killed in this.

According to media reports, Friday’s blast took place at the Sayyid Abad Mosque in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province when local people joined the mosque for prayers. So far more than 100 people have lost their lives in this blast. According to media reports, it has come to the fore quoting eyewitnesses that more than 100 people were killed and about 20 people were injured in the blast in the mosque.

Fears of widespread conflict have increased

ISIS fighters have become more active since the Taliban took over Afghanistan on August 15. The escalation in terrorist attacks has raised fears of a wider conflict between the two groups. Earlier on Sunday, at least 12 people were killed in a bomb blast at a mosque in Kabul. While 32 others were injured. The incident took place in the congested area of ​​Idgah mosque in Kabul.

The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) has claimed responsibility for the bomb blast in the mosque. It is being told that the suicide bomber has been identified as a Uighur Muslim. Both Shias and the Taliban were targeted in the attack.

Islamic State group militants have a long history of attacking Afghanistan’s Shia Muslim minority. Those targeted on Friday belong to the Hazara community. The attack is the deadliest since the August attacks on US and NATO troops.



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First Published : 09 Oct 2021, 09:06:59 AM

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