Terrorist explosion rocked Shia mosque in Kandahar + Video, Images
ISWNews Analysis Group: At least 40 worshipers were martyred and more than 60 were wounded in a terrorist attack to the Fatemiyah Grand Mosque in Kandahar city.
According to local sources, the attack was carried out by several suicide bombers at the Fatemiyah Grand Mosque (Imam Bargah mosque) in the first district of Kandahar city during Friday prayers.
There are conflicting reports about the details and number of perpetrators of this terrorist attack. Some witnesses put the number of suicide bombers at three. It is also said that the attackers, after entering the mosque, first shot the worshipers and then carried out a suicide operation near the altar of the mosque.
The martyrs and wounded of this terrorist attack were taken to the hospital, and the number of martyrs and wounded is estimated more than one hundred. The death toll may rise.
This is the second terrorist attack on Shiite mosques in Afghanistan. Last Friday, a similar targeted terrorist attack took place at the Seyedabad Grand Mosque in Kunduz, killing and injuring more than 350 worshipers. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, and it is likely that they will take responsibility for the attack on Kandahar today.
Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid sent a message of condolences to the families of the victims and condemned the blast at a Shiite mosque in Kandahar. He said the perpetrators would soon be arrested and prosecuted by the Taliban.