2021 Kandahar bombing

suicide bombing in Kandahar, Afghanistan

On 15 October 2021, a suicide bombing happened at the Imam Bargah mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan.[1] The mosque is a Shia mosque. The attack happened during Friday prayers. It killed at least 65 people and injured more than 70 others.[2][3] The Islamic State – Khorasan Province claimed responsibility for the attack.[4]

It came a week after another bombing claimed by the Islamic State.[5][6]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Jones, Harrison (15 October 2021). "Four suicide bombers kill and injure dozens of people in Kandahar mosque blasts". Metro. Retrieved 15 October 2021.
  2. Mehrdad, Ezzatullah (15 October 2021). "Suicide bombers hit Shiite mosque in Afghanistan killing dozens — the second such attack in a week". The Washington Post. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  3. "Islamic State Bombing Kills at Least 65 People in Southern Afghanistan". Washington post. 16 October 2021. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  4. Popalzai, Ehsan; Salem, Mostafa (15 October 2021). "More than 30 killed as suicide attack rocks mosque in Afghanistan's Kandahar". CNN. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  5. Peshimam, Gibran (16 October 2021). "Blast at Shi'ite mosque in Afghan city of Kandahar causes heavy casualties". Reuters. Retrieved 16 October 2021.
  6. Mehta, Amar (16 October 2021). "Afghanistan: At least 35 killed in suicide bombing during prayers at Kandahar mosque". Sky News. Retrieved 16 October 2021.