Afghanistan: at least 32 dead after explosions in Shiite mosque in Kandahar

the essential At least 32 people were killed in explosions that occurred on Friday 15 in October in a Shiite mosque in the city of Kandahar in southern Afghanistan.

At least 32 people were killed in explosions on Friday at a Shiite mosque in Kandahar city, southern Afghanistan, a week after a bloody bombing in the same circumstances in Kunduz (northeast), claimed by the Islamic State (IS) organization. “Thirty-two dead and 53 injured have been brought to our hospital so far,” a spokesperson for Kandahar Central Hospital told AFP on condition of anonymity. .

The explosions hit the Fatemieh Mosque, also known as the Imam Bargah Mosque, in central Kandahar, the second largest city in the country, at the time of the weekly Friday prayer, an AFP journalist noted. . A witness, who requested anonymity, told AFP that he heard three explosions, one at the main door of the mosque, another in its southern part and the last where believers come to do their ablution. About fifteen ambulances went there, while the Taliban security forces were deployed around the site, access to which remained blocked, the AFP journalist noted.

Early images of the interior of the mosque, which could not be authenticated immediately, showed bloody bodies lying on the floor of the mosque. These explosions come exactly one week after a suicide bombing attack on a Shiite mosque in Kunduz (northeast), claimed by ISIS and which left dozens of victims.

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