41 Shia worshipers martyred in Kandhar Friday blast

At least 41 people were killed and  dozens wounded when a suicide bomber attacked on a Shia mosque in the Afghan city of Kandahar on Friday.

The assault came just a week after a suicide attack on Shia worshippers at a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz, which was claimed by the Islamic State group.

“Our initial information shows it was a suicide bomber who blew himself up inside the mosque. We have launched an investigation to find out more,” a local Taliban official told AFP.

Hafiz Abdulhai Abbas, director of health for Kandahar, told AFP: “Information from the hospitals shows 41 killed about 70 wounded in today’s mosque attack.”

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