Suicide bombing at mosque kills 7 people in northern AfghanistanBreaking

October 14, 2023

A suicide bombing ripped through a Shiite mosque in northern Afghanistan, killing at least seven worshippers, a government official said. A blast has taken place at a Shiite mosque,Baghlan province official Mawlawi Hashimi said. Seven people were killed during prayer and 15 injured in the attack in the city of Pul e Khumri in Baghlan, he said. All of the casualties were Shi;ites, he said. Islamic State (IS) militant group claimed responsibility for the attack in a post on the Telegram messaging app. Afghanistan  Taliban-run administration has faced an insurgency by IS militants, who have claimed a series of deadly attacks on civilians, foreigners and Taliban security forces in recent months.

Credit: Independent News Pakistan (INP)