Kabul: The Islamic State Khorasan, also known as ISIS-K, claimed responsibility for Friday’s deadly attack on a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province.
According to the publication, it was the group’s deadliest attack since the August 26 suicide bombing at the international airport in Kabul that killed about 170 civilians and 13 US soldiers.
Friday’s explosion at the Sayyid Abad Mosque in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province As reported by Russia Today, local residents had attended the mosque for Friday prayers. So far more than 100 people have lost their lives in this explosion. “More than 100 people were killed and about 20 were injured in the blast at the mosque,” Sputnik quoted an eyewitness as saying.
Since the Taliban’s capture of Afghanistan in mid-August, attacks by ISIL-linked militants against them have increased. The rise in terrorist attacks has raised the possibility of a wider conflict between the two groups. Earlier on Sunday, at least 12 people were killed and 32 others were injured in an explosion at a mosque in Kabul. The incident took place at a crowded place in Kabul’s Idgah Mosque.