Three bomb blasts in Imam Barga mosque of Kandahar province killed nearly 40 and wounded more than 90 worshipers on Friday, October 15.
The blasts are said to be carried out by three suicide bombers who shot the security guards of the mosque and then entered to detonate their explosives.
All the worshipers are rumored to be Shia Muslims, No group has taken responsibility for the blast.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan in a statement condemned the attack and asked security authorities to identify and bring to justice the culprits.
“Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan condemns attack on a mosque in Kandahar where all innocent people were killed and call the incident a heinous crime. IEA condole all the families of victims.” Reads the statement.
In the meantime, the UN in a Twitter post condemned the attack and asked for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.
1. The blast on a mosque of Shia Muslims comes a week after the same blast targeted the same sect of Muslims in northern Kunduz province.
That attack which was conducted by ISIS-K inflicted casualties to over 150 worshipers.