2021 Kunduz mosque bombing

A suicide bombing in Kunduz, Afghanistan

On 8 October 2021, a suicide bombing happened at the Shia Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque in the Afghan city of Kunduz.[3][4] Over 100 people were killed and another 100 injured.[5] The official death toll provided to Agence France Presse was 46, and 143 injured.[1]

2021 Kunduz mosque bombing
Part of the Islamic State–Taliban conflict and
2021 Afghanistan attacks
LocationGozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque, Kunduz, Afghanistan
Date8 October 2021 (2021-10-08) (UTC+04:30)
TargetShia worshippers
Attack type
Suicide bombing
Deaths46–100[1]
Non-fatal injuries
143[1]
PerpetratorsIS-KP[2]

The attack is the deadliest in Afghanistan since U.S. troops left in August.[2] The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.[6]

On 15 October 2021, an IS-KP suicide bomber killed 65 people at a Shia mosque in Kandahar.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "At least 55 killed in Afghanistan mosque attack". Kabul, Afghanistan. The Express Tribune. 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "IS-K claims responsibility for Afghan suicide bombing that killed at least 46 at Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  3. "More than 100 killed and wounded in mosque blast in northeastern Afghanistan - UN". Reuters. 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  4. "At least 100 killed in Afghanistan's Kunduz mosque blast: Taliban official". Kabul, Afghanistan. WION. 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  5. "Afghanistan: Dozens killed as blast hits Kunduz mosque". Al Jazeera. 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.
  6. "IS-K claims responsibility for Afghan suicide bombing that killed at least 46 at Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque". Australian Broadcasting Corporation. 8 October 2021. Retrieved 8 October 2021.