ISIS Daesh terrorist group claims responsibility for mosque bombing in Kandahar.
In a statement posted late Friday on social media, the IS group said two of the group’s members shot and killed security guards.
Those guards were manning the entrance of the Fatimiya mosque (of Shia Muslims) in Kandahar province.
ISIS Daesh terrorist group claims responsibility for mosque bombing in Kandahar
Daesh terrorist group claimed responsibility for the deadly suicide bombing on Shia Islamic mosque in southern Afghanistan.
According to the last report, death toll rose to more than 60 people.
One Daesh terrorist detonated his explosives at the entrance of the mosque and the other inside.
The Daesh’s news agency Amaq in a statement gave the names of the attackers as Anas al-Khurasani and Abu Ali al-Baluchi, both Afghan nationals.
The attack came a week after a bombing at a Shia Islamic mosque in Kunduz in northern Afghanistan.
That raised fears that the IS group — an enemy of both the Taliban and the West — is expanding its foothold in Afghanistan.
Friday’s attack came as the deadliest to strike Afghanistan since the dramatic US exit from the country.
The exit allowed the Taliban to seize control of the Afghan capital.
First major Daesh terrorist attack in South
Suicide bombing at Kandahar Shia mosque also reported as the first major Daesh terrorist attack in the country’s south.
The Daesh terrorist group carries out frequent attacks in its eastern stronghold. But recently it has shown signs of expansion, with attacks in the north and Kabul.
The attacks have brought into question the Taliban’s ability to counter the growing Daesh threat.
However, the Taliban have pledged to restore peace and security after decades of war. And they have also given the US assurances that they will not allow the country to be used as a base for launching extremist attacks on other countries.