Suicide bomber attack on a Mosque in Kandahar: 41 Killed, 70 Injured

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Kandahar: Nearly 41 people killed and several injured in a suicide bombers attack on Friday at Shiite mosque in the Southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers. According to the Taliban official sources our initial information shows it was a suicide bomber who blew himself up inside the mosque. We have launched an investigation to find out more.

The assault came just a week after a suicide attack on Shiite worshippers at a mosque in the Northern City of Kunduz, which was claimed by the IS group. Kandahar Health Director Hafiz Abdulhai Abbas said that information from the hospitals shows 41 killed about 70 wounded in today’s mosque attack.

At least 15 ambulances were seen rushing to and from the scene, as Taliban security threw a cordon around the area. There are too many dead bodies and wounded people brought to our hospital. We are expecting more to come. We are in urgent need of blood. We have asked all the local media in Kandahar to ask people to come and donate blood, said hospital doctors.

Taliban Interior Ministry Spokesman Qari Sayed Khosti in a tweet said that we are saddened to learn that an explosion took place in a mosque of the Shiite brotherhood in the first district of Kandahar city in which a number of our compatriots were martyred and wounded.

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