Afghan mosque is hit by bomb blast during Friday prayers


More than a dozen killed in Afghan mosque bomb blast during Friday prayers – every week after ISIS suicide bomb assault killed not less than 100

  • Three bomb blasts struck a Shiite mosque in Kandahar during Friday prayers 
  • Early reviews stated 16 lifeless, although locals stated the true toll can be far increased 
  • Comes every week after one other blast at a Shiite mosque in northern Kunduz
  • Last week’s blast was claimed by ISIS-Okay, the fear group’s Afghan department, which has stepped up assaults in Afghanistan for the reason that Taliban retook management 

By Chris Pleasance for MailOnline and Afp

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More than a dozen folks have been killed and dozens extra wounded after a number of bomb blasts hit a mosque in southern Afghanistan as we speak.

Three explosions rocked the Fatemieh mosque in Kandahar, the biggest Shiite place of worship within the metropolis, during Friday prayers – with witnesses saying one blast hit the principle entrance and one other hit an space the place worshippers wash themselves.

Early official tolls stated 16 folks had been killed and 40 injured, although graphic footage from the scene reviewed by MailOnline suggests the ultimate toll can be increased. 

No group has but claimed accountability, nevertheless it comes every week after an ISIS-Okay bomb assault on Shiite worshippers within the northern metropolis of Kunduz killed greater than 100.

Three bomb blasts hit Fatemieh mosque, believed to be the biggest in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, during Friday prayers – killing greater than a dozen folks

ISIS-Okay is the fear group’s Afghanistan department and has stepped up assaults in Afghanistan for the reason that Taliban retook management in August.   

The newest assault is important as a result of it befell in Kandahar, the ancestral homeland of the Taliban.

Many Afghans backed the Taliban retaking management of the nation as a result of they believed the Islamist group may carry safety and stability.

Shiite Muslims are frequent targets of ISIS, whose followers are Sunni and look at the previous sect as successfully traitors to the religion.

Interior ministry spokesman Qari Sayed Khosti tweeted: ‘We are saddened to study that an explosion befell in a mosque of the Shiite brotherhood within the first district of Kandahar metropolis wherein quite a lot of our compatriots had been martyred and wounded.

‘Special forces of the Islamic Emirate have arrived within the space to find out the character of the incident and convey the perpetrators to justice.’

According to an AFP journalist the mosque was full of individuals on the time of the explosions, and not less than 15 ambulances went to the scene.

Graphic pictures posted to social media, which couldn’t be instantly verified, confirmed our bodies mendacity on the ground of the Fatemieh mosque.

Witnesses stated one bomb exploded close to the doorway to the mosque, whereas one other exploded in an space the place folks wash themselves