Afghanistan: Kandahar mosque explosion kills more than 30
It is the 2nd week running that an attack has actually targeted Friday prayers at a Shia mosque. Most of Afghans practice Sunni Islam.
The fear group ISIS-K declared duty for the attack, according to a declaration launched by the group’s media wing, Amaq.
The Amaq declaration declared that 2 “Islamic State fighters,” Anas al-Khrasani and Abu Ali Al-Blushi, got in through the security gate of the mosque after eliminating the guards and blew themselves up among the worshippers.
CNN cannot individually confirm the credibility of these claims.
“Terrorism continues in Afghanistan with at least 30 killed, scores injured, in suicide attack at Kandahar’s largest Shia mosque,” the United Nations Help Objective in Afghanistan (UNAMA) stated of Friday’s attack.
Taliban representative Zabiullah Mujahid likewise condemned the occurrence in a declaration, and stated the criminals would be “brought to justice.”
ISIS-K has actually released a series of attacks considering that the Taliban took control of Afghanistan 2 months earlier. Others consist of a suicide attack at Kabul’s airport in August and a wave of battles targeting members of the Taliban in the eastern Afghan city of Jalalabad.
Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.