More than 100 people killed and injured in Afghan mosque explosion: United Nations

Dozens of people were killed in a suicide bombing at a mosque in Afghanistan in Kunduz on Friday, according to the United Nations and Taliban militant groups.

“Early sources said a suicide explosion inside the mosque killed and injured more than 100 people,” the UN delegation to Afghanistan wrote on Twitter.

Previously, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid I have written An explosion occurred at a Shiite mosque

“Many of our compatriots were martyred and injured,” he wrote in a Twitter post. “NS [Taliban] I arrived at the scene with a special unit and started the investigation. “

Deputy Police Chief of Kunduz, Dost Mohammad Obida, Said Al Jazeera, who killed or injured at least 100 people in the blast, added that “the majority of them were killed.” “We assure our Shiite brothers that the Taliban are ready to secure them,” Obida added.

If confirmed, dozens of deaths will be the most since the US and NATO troops left Afghanistan at the end of August and the Taliban ruled the country. The Taliban have been the target of a series of deadly attacks by rival ISIS terrorist groups, including ambush shootings and explosions at the mosque in Kabul’s capital.

Doctors Without Borders officials told Al Jazeera that they didn’t want to be named. About 90 injured are being treated by the group.

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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)

“We are still accepting people,” officials said.

Photographs and videos of the scene showed the rescuer carrying a blanket-wrapped body from the mosque to the ambulance. The stairs at the entrance of the mosque were covered with blood. Debris from the blast covered the floor and the high ceiling of the mosque was charred black.

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

Previously, ISIS affiliates bombed August 26, killing 13 U.S. military personnel and about 169 Afghans on the final day of a hasty and chaotic evacuation after Americans withdrew from the country. Claimed responsibility.

Rep. Ken Calvert (Republican) earlier this week Said The suicide bomber who caused the August attack said, “A known ISIS-K terrorist who was previously detained in Bagram prison and released with thousands of other people days before the deadly attack. “Met.

“The tragic response to President Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan led to a series of events that led to a tragic loss of life outside Kabul Airport on August 26,” he added. “13 Americans, including one of my members, were killed due to inadequate judgment and execution of our troop withdrawal.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Jack phillips

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Jack Phillips is a New York-based reporter for The Epoch Times.