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Bombing Inside a Mosque in Southern Afghanistan Claims At Least 68 Lives, Attack Happens 1 Week After Suicide Attack at a Kunduz Mosque

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The scene following a bomb blast hitting the Shia community mosque in the southern Kandahar province in Afghanistan on October 15, 2021. (Photo: Getty Images)

At least 68 fatalities have been recorded in a bombing at a mosque in southern Afghanistan’s Kandahar. The assault came merely one week following a suicide attack on Shiite worshippers at a Kunduz mosque.

There has yet to be a claim of accountability for the assault in the spiritual core of the Taliban, which is Kandahar. According to an anonymous Taliban official, “Our initial information shows it was a suicide bomber who blew himself up inside the mosque,” reported Tehran Times.

Afghan Bombing

The scene following a bomb blast striking the Shia community mosque in the southern Kandahar province in Afghanistan on October 15, 2021. (Photo: Tehran Times)

Multiple Explosions

The attack’s witnesses reported hearing multiple blasts in various parts of the mosque. However, officials merely disclosed one suicide bomber’s presence. According to Murtaza, who goes by only one name, he was within the mosque in the midst of the explosions. He reported four blasts: two outside and two inside.

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From Medical Sources

Medical sources stated at least 15 ambulances hastily went to the scene to round up injured people. A local doctor remarked hospitals are inundated, reported Daily Mail.  The bomb blasts hit the Shiite mosque amid Friday prayers.

Last Week’s Blast

Last week’s bombing was claimed to be courtesy of ISIS-K, the terror group’s branch in Afghanistan. It has bolstered Afghan attacks upon the reclaiming of the control of the Taliban.

According to Interior Ministry spokesperson Sayed Khosti, they find it devastating to be informed that a blast was struck in a mosque of the Shia brethren in Kandahar city wherein a number of their compatriots were injured and martyred, reported Kashmir Observer.

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