A suicide attack at a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan killed at least 30 worshipers on Friday, the latest in a spate of attacks since the withdrawal of U.S. troops.
The explosion took place during crowded Friday prayers in Kandahar, Afghanistan’s second-largest city and the birthplace of the Taliban. It followed a suicide bombing claimed by Islamic State that killed some 100 people on Oct. 8 at a Shiite mosque in the northern city of Kunduz.
The United Nations said at least 30 people were killed and scores injured in the Kandahar attack. A witness said dozens of people were killed or injured, including his cousin, who died of his wounds.
“The prayer had ended. We were preparing to leave the mosque when we heard gunfire outside. A few seconds later, there was a blast inside. I was close to the entrance and managed to escape quickly,” said the witness, who didn’t want to be named. He said two suicide bombers detonated outside the mosque and a third blew himself up inside.... Read More: WSJ