Dozens of people were killed in a bomb attack at a mosque in Afghanistan

On October 8, hospital sources in Afghanistan confirmed that at least 50 people were killed and dozens injured in a bomb explosion earlier the same day at a Shiite mosque in the province. Kunduz, Northeastern Afghanistan.

The site of an explosion at a Shiite mosque in Kunduz province, northeastern Afghanistan, October 8, 2021. Photo: AFP
The site of an explosion at a Shiite mosque in Kunduz province, northeastern Afghanistan, October 8, 2021. Photo: AFP

Meanwhile, an unnamed Taliban official said at least 28 people were killed and dozens injured in the blast.

A doctor at Kunduz Central Hospital announced that the hospital had received 35 bodies and more than 50 people were injured.

An employee of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) said that more than 15 bodies have been received and over 90 injured, but the numbers are still subject to change.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the explosion happened at the time of Friday afternoon prayers at the mosque. Taliban security forces have cordoned off the scene and are investigating the incident. According to local sources, this could be a suicide bombing.

No organization has yet admitted to causing the explosion.

In the past few weeks, there have been a series of attacks in Afghanistan, including an explosion outside a mosque in the capital Kabul that killed eight people and injured 20. The so-called "Islamic State" (IS) has claimed responsibility for the bombing.

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