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Explosion targets another Shiite mosque in Afghanistan

Relatives and residents attend a funeral ceremony for some of the victims of a mosque bombing last week in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Associated Press/Photo by Abdullah Sahil

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.

Onize Ohikere

Onize is WORLD’s Africa reporter. She is a World Journalism Institute graduate and earned a journalism degree from Minnesota State University–Moorhead. Onize resides in Abuja, Nigeria.



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Hopefully Iran revolutionary guards or Quds force troopers can intervene on behalf of their Shia co-religionists.