Afghanistan: 50 killed in mosque blast in Kunduz

By Jasleen Kaur - October 08, 2021 6:10 pm

An explosion that targeted a Shia mosque in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Friday killed at least 50 people and left several injured.

Earlier on Friday, a huge explosion ripped through a Shia mosque during prayers in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province. So far, no group has claimed responsibility for the blast.

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Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid had earlier said an unknown number of people had been killed and injured when "an explosion took place in a mosque of our Shiite compatriots" in Kunduz.

Residents of Kunduz, the capital of a province of the same name, said the blast hit a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers.

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Images shared on social media, which could not immediately be verified, showed several bloodied bodies lying on the floor. Pictures showed plumes of smoke rising into the air over Kunduz.

-PTC News

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