on Friday 15 October, 2021

Suicide bomber behind Shia mosque attack in Afghanistan’s Kandahar: Taliban official

People view the damage inside of a mosque following a bombing in Kunduz, province northern Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. (File photo; AP)
by : AFP

The attack on a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar was carried out by a suicide bomber, a Taliban official said Friday.

“Our initial information shows it was a suicide bomber who blew himself up inside the mosque,” a local Taliban official told AFP on condition of anonymity, adding an investigation had been launched.

A Taliban police official says at least 100 people have been killed and wounded in a mosque explosion targeting Shia Muslims in northern Afghanistan. Dost Mohammad Obaida says the “majority of them have been killed.”