Kabul, Afghanistan-On Friday, an Islamic State suicide bomber attacked a mosque in northern Afghanistan packed with Shia Muslims, killing at least 46 people in the latest security challenge of the Taliban’s transition from insurgency to governance , Dozens of people were injured.
ISIS’s regional affiliate claimed responsibility for the bombers, identifying them as Uyghur Muslims. It also stated that the attackers were Shiites, and the Taliban, because they said they would expel Uyghurs to satisfy China’s demands. The Aamaq news agency was associated with IS.
This is the most death toll from an attack since foreign troops have left Afghanistan in 2001, with 46 deaths.
Friday’s noon prayers saw an explosion that tore apart Kunduz’s crowded mosque. This was the main event of the Muslim Religious Week. This is the latest in a series of Islamic State bombings and shootings against Afghanistan’s new Taliban rulers, religious institutions, and a minority of Shi’ites since the withdrawal of US and NATO troops in August.
The explosion destroyed the ceiling and windows and scattered metal and debris across the floor. Rescuers carried one body on a stretcher while the other was placed on a blanket. The steps ahead were covered with blood.
Hussaindad Rezayee, who is a local resident, claimed that he heard the explosion and ran to the mosque at the start of the prayer. “I came here to my relatives, it is full,” he stated.
Friday’s worshippers are Hazaras, who have suffered discrimination for many years. They are both Sunni-majority countries and ethnic minorities.