Explosion kills at least 16 in a mosque in Kandahar Afghanistan

15th October 2021: At least 16 people were killed and 32 injured as a result of explosion hitting a Shiite mosque amidst the Friday prayers in Kandahar province of Afghanistan.

The victims were reported by a doctor in Mirwais hospital, who preferred to remain anonymous for security reasons.

Qari Saeed Khosty, the spokesperson for the Taliban-run Interior Ministry, also confirmed the explosion on Twitter stating that a number of people died and many others were injured as a result of the tragic incident.

Last week, a bomb blast from a suicide bomber hit another Shiite mosque in Kunduz, a northern Afghan city during the Friday prayer, leaving at least 20 people dead and 90 others injured.
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