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25 Killed, 20 Injured in Shia Mosque Blast in Afghanistan's Kandahar

Fri 15 Oct 2021 | 12:25 PM
Ahmad El-Assasy

An explosion in a Shia mosque in Afghanistan's northern province of Kunduz earlier killed at least 46 people and injured 143 more.

According to a source in a local hospital, a bomb in a Shia mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, killed at least 25 people and injured at least 20 others on Friday.

An eyewitness earlier in the day stated that at least 7 inpiduals were killed as a result of the explosion.

The explosion was reportedly staged by a suicide attacker, with several fatalities and injuries recorded.

According to sources, the incident occurred at the Imam Bargah mosque. The mosque, with a capacity of 4,000 worshipers, is one of Kandahar's largest mosques.

There was no immediate admission of guilt.

The incident occurred a week after another Shiite mosque in Afghanistan's Kunduz province was blown up. The terrorist group Daesh* has claimed responsibility for the blast, which killed at least 46 people and injured 143 others.