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Fri Oct 15, 2021, 05:05 AM

Blast at Shi'ite mosque in Afghan city of Kandahar causes heavy casualties

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Source: Reuters

KABUL, Oct 15 (Reuters) - A large explosion tore through a Shi'ite mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, killing at least 33 people and wounding 73, officials said, the second massive attack in a week targeting worshippers from the minority sect.

A local reporter in Kandahar told Reuters that eyewitnesses had described three suicide attackers, one of whom blew himself up at the entrance to the mosque with the two others detonating their devices inside the building.
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A health official gave figures of 33 dead and 73 wounded and said the final total could be higher. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Interior ministry spokesman Qari Saeed Khosti of the ruling Taliban movement said authorities were collecting details.

The blast took place just days after an attack claimed by Islamic State militants, which killed scores of Shi'ite worshippers at a mosque in the northern city of Kunduz. The full death toll from that attack has been estimated as high as 80.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/blast-hits-mosque-afghan-city-kandahar-heavy-casualties-officials-2021-10-15/



And also BBC report: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-58925863

More than 30 people are dead and 90 injured after three explosions tore through a Shia mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan city of Kandahar.

Pictures from inside the Bibi Fatima mosque show shattered windows and bodies lying on the ground and other worshippers trying to help.
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Witnesses described three bombers to local media, who detonated devices at the main door and inside the mosque.
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No group has said it carried out the attack, but BBC Afghanistan correspondent Secunder Kermani says that IS-K, a local branch of the Islamic State Group, is expected to say it was behind the blasts.


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muriel_volestrangler Oct 15 OP
Lonestarblue Oct 15 #1
jimfields33 Oct 15 #2
maxsolomon Oct 15 #3
Javaman Oct 15 #5
maxsolomon Oct 15 #4
leftyladyfrommo Oct 15 #6
maxsolomon Oct 15 #7

Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 06:18 AM

1. Religious disagreements are so ridiculous.

The Sunni-Shia war has the same cause as most other religious wars (like Protestant-Catholic), and that is the desire to either kill the other side or force them to convert to your brand. Around 90% of Afghanistan practices Sunni Islam, the same as ISIS, so perhaps the Taliban is willing to allow ISIS-K to wipe out the 10% who practice Shia. These people truly are stuck in the dark ages.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 07:23 AM

2. As long as we stay out of it, they can figure it out.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:03 AM

3. they've already figured it out.

sunnis terrorists kill shiites, over and over.

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Response to Lonestarblue (Reply #1)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:32 PM

5. the same can apply to any corporation. it's all about market share.

you think I'm joking?

the bottom line is: money.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 11:07 AM

4. IS in Afghanistan.

The Sunni Taliban can't stop Sunni terror any more than the US or Afghan Army could. You'd think they'd be better at it, since they've been practicing it themselves for decades.

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Response to muriel_volestrangler (Original post)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 12:39 PM

6. So now they are blowing each other up?

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Response to leftyladyfrommo (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 15, 2021, 02:26 PM

7. Shiite minorities have always been oppressed by the Pashtun Sunni majority.

This is the Islamic State, who are Sunnis that are more "extreme" than the Talibs.

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