Death toll from bombing at Shia mosque in Afghanistan rises to 100

The United Nations (UN) Mission to Afghanistan reported that the death toll from the bomb that hit the mosque in Kunduz City on Friday (8/10) rose to more than 100 people.

A number of videos circulating show various bloodied human bodies lying with the rubble of the mosque, which is often used by the Shia community in Afghanistan.

 

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“Initial information indicates more than 100 people were killed and injured by a suicide bombing inside the mosque,” the UN mission said in a tweet.

Witnesses said the bomb exploded during Friday prayers at the mosque.

Quoted by Reuters, until now no party has claimed responsibility for the deadly incident.

However, the attack came four days after a similar bombing incident hit a mosque in the capital Kabul, killing five people. ISIS-Khorasan claimed responsibility for the terror.

The ISIS-K group has continued to intensify attacks after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan from the previous government.

 

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The ISIS-K group, a staunch enemy of the Taliban, is reported to have bases in Nangarhar and Khorasan provinces.

In August, the ISIS-K group claimed responsibility for a bomb attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport, which killed 169 Afghans and 13 members of the United States Marine Corps.

The incident took place days before US and allied troops officially left after two decades of invading Afghanistan.

 

Source: Reuters and CNN. Stay tuned for more international news about Afghanistan.