Another blast struck a Shiite mosque in Afghanistan, killing 33 and injuring 73

At least 33 people were killed and 73 injured in a major explosion at a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan on October 15, according to a Taliban terrorist group.

“We are sad to know that an explosion occurred at a Shiite mosque in the first district of Kandahar, where many of our brothers were martyred and injured,” said Taliban spokesman Saeed Hosty. Told. Said On Twitter.

According to information from Kandahar witnesses obtained by Reuters, the attackers were three suicide bombers, one of whom exploded at the entrance to the mosque and the other two exploding equipment inside the building. I let you.

Health officials in Afghanistan have shown 33 dead and 73 injured, but said the final casualties could be higher.

“We are overwhelmed,” a doctor at the city’s Central Milweiss Hospital told news agency AFP. “Too many corpses and injuries were taken to our hospital. We look forward to more. We are in urgent need of blood. To all local media in Kandahar , I asked people to donate blood. “

Khosti said the Taliban special forces had moved to the area and were investigating the “nature of the case” and promised that the perpetrators would be brought to justice.

Photos and cell phone footage posted by journalists on social media showed that many people were clearly dead or seriously injured on the bloody floor of the Imam Barga Mosque.

Unlike the October 8 attack claimed by Islamic State ISKP (ISIS-K) in Korasan, there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the October 15 bomb attack.

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Afghanistan will inspect the interior of the mosque after being bombed in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, on October 8, 2021. (Abdrasa Hill / AP photo)
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An Afghan man is standing next to an ambulance after a bomb attack at the Kunduz mosque on October 8, 2021. (AFP via Getty Images)

ISIS has declared war on Afghan minority Shiites and is responsible for some of the worst community-targeted attacks, including attacks on mosques in Kabul and western Herat.

The attack was the second mass casualty accident in a week targeting worshipers.

Seven days after another big explosion at a mosque in Kunduz on October 8, dozens of people were killed and at least 100 were injured during prayer. The death toll from the attack is estimated at 80, but official numbers have not yet been announced.

Reuters contributed to this report.

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Lorenz Duchan