Explosion targets another Shiite mosque in Afghanistan
At least seven people died and 13 others sustained injuries when the explosion went off during well-attended Friday prayers at the Imam Bargah mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar. The toll will likely rise as responders work at the scene.
Who was responsible? No group has claimed responsibility for the target. Last Friday, the Islamic State affiliate known as Islamic State in Khorasan (IS-K) claimed responsibility for a suicide bombing at a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz that killed at least 70 people. IS-K has declared war on minority Shiite Muslims, whom it considers heretics.
Dig deeper: Read Carolina Lumetta’s earlier report in The Sift on the attack in Kunduz.
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