A number of people were killed and others injured in an explosion that rocked a Shiite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday.
Local and international media reported that the explosion rang out among a crowd of reformers inside the mosque, as happened a week ago in another Husseiniya in the city of Khanabad in the northern province of Kunduz, where a similar attack claimed the lives of at least 120 people, according to some reports.
The spokesman for the Ministry of Interior in the new government formed by the “Taliban” movement, Saeed Khosti, confirmed on his account on “Twitter”, that there were deaths and injuries as a result of the explosion, noting that elements of the movement’s special forces arrived at the scene of the accident with the aim of “determining the nature of the incident and providing those responsible.” to justice.”
The Russian “Novosti” news agency quoted a local source familiar with the situation in Kandahar as saying that there is talk of a suicide bombing that left 25 dead and at least 20 wounded, while the Turkish “Anatolia” agency confirmed that at least 30 people were killed.
No party claimed responsibility for the new attack, but it is likely that ISIS was behind it, especially since it claimed responsibility for the Kunduz bombing a week ago.