The IS terrorist group claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack in a Shiite mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar. About it informs “Interfax” with reference to the statement of the terrorists.
The extremists released the names of the perpetrators of the terrorist attack and published their photographs prior to the crime.
We will remind, a powerful explosion thundered on Friday near the Shiite mosque Bibi-Fatima in the city of Kandahar. A suicide bomber carried out a suicide bombing on the territory of the largest Shiite religious site in the province called Imam Bargah. At that moment, many believers gathered there for Friday prayer.
The terrorist attack killed 33 people. At least 74 people were injured.
October 8, a similar terrorist attack happened at a Shiite mosque in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan. Then, as a result of the explosion, at least 150 people were killed, about 200 were injured. The Islamic State in Khorasan militants claimed responsibility for the incident.
After the terrorist attack, the Taliban government promised to stabilize the situation in the country and protect the Shiite minority from terrorist attacks. Shiites make up about 10% of the Afghan population.