Afghanistan mosque bombing: Death toll rises to 46, over 140 wounded

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque
22:00, 8 October 2021

112 Agency

At least 46 people have been killed and more than 140 wounded after a suicide bombing at a mosque in Afghanistan's northeastern Kunduz province. It is reported by Reuters. 

The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack on the mosque.

According to the country's health officials, the death toll could range from 70 to 80.

It is noted that similar attacks took place in Afghanistan during the week, some of which were also carried out by the Islamic State.

As we reported earlier, an explosion occurred at a Shiite mosque in the Afghan province of Kunduz on Friday, October 8 during prayer.

The bomber struck at about 1:30 p.m. local time with a large crowd attending Friday prayers. According to preliminary data, the suicide bomber detonated an explosive device inside a religious building.

The blast was also confirmed by a representative of the radical Taliban movement and Deputy Ministry of Information and Culture in the interim Afghan government Zabiullah Mujahid.

"An explosion erupted in the mosque of our Shiite compatriots in Kunduz province this afternoon, killing and injuring others. A specialized detachment of our fighters arrived at the scene and began an investigation into what happened," he wrote.

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