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

There was no immediate claim for the blast in Kunduz province, but Islamic State militants have a long history of attacking Afghanistan’s Shia Muslim minority.

If confirmed, the death toll in Friday’s attack would be the highest in an attack by militants since U.S. and NATO troops left Afghanistan at the end of August and the Taliban took control of the country.

The Taliban leadership has been grappling with a growing threat from the local Islamic State affiliate, known as the Islamic State in Khorasan. ISIS-K militants have ramped up attacks to target their rivals, including two deadly bombings in Kabul.

ISIS-K has also targeted Afghanistan’s religious minorities in attacks.


Scource From CBC News

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