In a statement posted on its Telegram channels, the organization said that two suicide bombers had carried out two separate attacks inside the mosque during Friday prayers, according to “AFP
A Taliban official announced yesterday that a suicide bomber blew himself up during Friday prayers, in which a large number of residents participate.
This is the second week in a row that gunmen have carried out an explosion during Friday prayers, killing dozens of Shiite worshipers.
It is noteworthy that the “ISIS-Khorasan Province” had claimed responsibility for a number of recent attacks, including a suicide bombing among worshipers last week that targeted a Shiite mosque in Kunduz province, killing about 100 people, in an attempt that seems intended to fuel Sectarian hatreds and undermining governance.
It is noteworthy that this organization was founded in 2014, when extremist fighters in Iraq and Syria pledged allegiance to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi as the leader of ISIS, and their “caliph”.
At the time, the organization, led by al-Baghdadi, controlled vast areas of Iraq and eastern Syria, but later lost its control over those lands.
But it was expanding to other parts of the world, including “Khorasan”, a region that includes parts of Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Turkmenistan.
A few fighters and sleeper cells
According to UN estimates, it has 500 to a few thousand fighters in northern and eastern Afghanistan, including sleeper cells in Kabul.
It is believed that the organization has been led since 2020, “Shehab al-Muhajir”, whose nom de guerre suggests that he hails from the Arab world, but his origin is still unknown.
While many believe that he was a leader in al-Qaeda or a former member of the Haqqani network, which is currently one of the most powerful and most threatening factions of the Taliban in Afghanistan