Over 100 killed in terrorist attack on mosque in northern Afghanistan

Over 100 killed in terrorist attack on mosque in northern Afghanistan

At least 100 people were killed on Friday in a suicide bombing at a mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, Aamaj News reported.

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A source in the local police confirmed the report, and added that dozens more people were injured in the blast.

The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a Shi’ite mosque, where hundreds of people were gathered for Friday prayers.

The Shia are considered a religious minority in the country, and have ub the past faced severe persecution.

The latest blast is the largest terrorist attack in Afghanistan since the American occupation forces left at the end of August.

No organisation has yet claimed responsibility for the attack, but it is assumed estimated that the regional Daesh (ISIS) group, nicknamed Daesh-Khorasan Province is behind the attack.

In recent weeks, the Afghan government, led by the Taliban movement, has stepped up its attacks against Daesh the country, and even successfully eliminated its leader Abu Omar Khorasani.

Source: News Agencies

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