Afghanistan: More than 70 injured, 37 killed in Blast at mosque in Kandahar
According to news agency, terrorists on Friday bombed a mosque in Kandahar, killing 16 people and injuring 70 others.
New Delhi: After the withdrawal of the Taliban, the situation in Afghanistan is getting worse. There is a rapid increase in terrorist attacks in Afghanistan. According to news agency, terrorists on Friday bombed a mosque in Kandahar, killing 16 people and injuring 70 others. The terrorists carried out this attack by targeting the people of the Shia community. This incident happened when people were offering Friday prayers.
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Speaking to the Associated Press over the phone, Murtaza said that about 500 people offer Friday prayers at the mosque. The hardline group is opposed to the Taliban regime and views the Shia community as murtads (apostates) who should be killed. The condition of several of the injured is said to be critical. Local leaders say that the death toll may rise further.
Qari Saeed Khosti, spokesman for the Taliban government's interior ministry, said officials were gathering details of the attack. The attack comes days after Islamic State's suicide bombings on a Shia mosque in the northern city of Kunduz.
Recently there was a bomb blast inside the mosque in Kunduz city in which 80 people were killed and many were injured. The terrorist group Islamic State had claimed responsibility for the attack. The blast also took place on Friday afternoon when Shia Muslims of the area had gathered in the mosque in large numbers to offer prayers. According to eyewitnesses, the mosque was filled with smoke after the loud bomb blast. When the surrounding people reached inside the mosque after the smoke cleared, the mutilated bodies of the people were lying.
Not only this, at the beginning of the month there was a bomb blast at the entrance of the mosque in Kabul in which 12 people were killed. The blast took place when prayers were being offered at Kabul's Idgah mosque following the death of the mother of ruling Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid. It is noteworthy that since the Taliban capture of Kabul on August 15, there have been continuous attacks by IS in Afghanistan. The biggest attack took place on 26 August near Kabul Airport, in which 169 Afghan and 13 US military personnel were killed.
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