By Rukhshana Media
More than 50 people were killed and over 100 were injured after an explosion in a Shia mosque in Khan Abad district of Kunduz province on Friday, October 8, a source confirmed.
The explosion took place in the Sayedabad Mosque, where Shia worshipers gathered for Friday prayers.
A doctor at the Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz province, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, told Rakhshana Media that more than 50 people have been killed and more than 100 were injured in the explosion.
He said the death toll is higher since most of the victims were transferred to other hospitals closer to the scene.
A video posted on social media also shows a large number of people who have been either killed or wounded inside the mosque.
Daesh or the Islamic State-Khorasan has taken responsibility for the attack.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban spokesman confirmed the attack on his Twitter and said the Taliban promise “to find and punish the perpetrators.”
This is the largest incident, targeting Shia and Hazara people since the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan.