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Over 20 Killed In Mosque Attack In Afghanistan

Over 20 Killed In Mosque Attack In Afghanistan

Mohammed Rafique Shahrzad, a hospital official in Herat city, confirmed that the bodies of 20 victims killed by the explosion were brought to the main hospital in the provincial capital soon after the blast.

Reuters quoted hospital authorities in Herat as saying that all the dead and wounded were worshipping in the mosque when a suicide bomber blew himself up.

Some local Afghan media reports put the death toll at 33. Ten of those are in a critical condition.

Shiite Muslims have remained a constant target of militant attacks across various parts of the country over the past few months. The bus was struck as it passed through a busy area of the city that is home to many Shiite Hazara Muslims, a persecuted ethnic community.

The source further added at least 25 have been killed and around 30 others have been wounded in the attack. The incident happened in a Shite mosque.




The Daesh Takfiri terrorist group claimed responsibility for the attack.

"Based on our initial information two terrorists were involved one of them wearing a suicide vest, who detonated himself while the second one was armed with a rifle".

Dozens of local residents, who are mostly Shiites, attacked the police station pelting it with stones and setting it on fire, said Farhad.

A security source, who declined to be named, said IS could prove to be more risky than the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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