At least 32 people have been killed and 53 others injured in a suicide bomb attack in the southern Afghani province of Kandahar on Friday, Sputnik News reported, citing sources.
Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Qari Saeed Khosti said that authorities were collecting details of the explosion, which took place days after an earlier suicide bomb attack claimed by Daesh (ISIS) on a Shia mosque in the northern city of Kunduz that killed scores of people.
Photographs and mobile phone footage posted by journalists on social media showed many people apparently dead or seriously wounded on the bloody floor of the Imam Bargah mosque.
وان كانت اليد داعشية لكن اليهود فقط من يختار بعناية وقت تجمع المسلمين في المساجد وينفذ تفجيرات اجرامية وحشية
المشهد من مسجد في قندهار بافغانستان يذكر ان مجرزة مماثلة شهدتها مدينة قندوز الاسبوع الماضي بتفجير صهيوني استهدف مئات المصلين خلال اداء صلاة الجمعة #امريكا_ام_الارهاب pic.twitter.com/lTqtT6KrlJ
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Afghan special forces, tied to the Taliban movement, arrived to secure the site and an appeal went out to residents to donate blood for the wounded.
No group so far has claim responsibility for the explosion.
Wahhabi terrorist group Daesh has declared a campaign of terror against Afghanistan earlier this year, following the Taliban victory over US occupation forces. Daesh specifically targets the Shia Muslim community, but is also involved in open conflict against the Taliban itself.