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Explosion at another Shiite mosque in Afghanistan may have high rate of casualties

03:39 PM Oct 15, 2021 | PTI

An explosion struck a mosque in southern Afghanistan during the weekly Friday prayer service typically attended by large crowds of worshippers, a Taliban spokesman said.

Bilal Karimi said the explosion targeted a mosque in the southern province of Kandahar, one week after a similar attack struck north of the country. He did not provide more details and said an investigation was ongoing.

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It was not immediately clear who perpetrated the attack.

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The mosque is frequented by the Shiite minority who are frequently targeted by the Islamic State group. Last week, IS claimed a suicide bombing inside a Shiite mosque in the northern province of Kunduz that killed 46 people.

Also Read: Afghanistan: 100 shi'ites die in mosque blast in Kunduz province

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