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Afghanistan Conflict: Blast hits Shia mosque in Kandahar, 16 die

Just Earth News | @justearthnews | 15 Oct 2021

Afghanistan Conflict: Blast hits Shia mosque in Kandahar, 16 die

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Kandahar: At least 16 people died and 32 others were injured as a blast rocked a Shia mosque in Afghanistan's  Kandahar province on Friday, media reports said.

The blast occurred when Friday prayers were offered in the mosque.

Pictures from inside Bibi Fatima mosque show shattered windows and bodies lying on the ground and other worshippers trying to help, reports BBC.

Eyewitnesses told Tolo News three back-to-back explosions hit the mosque, one of the biggest in Kandahar city, causing high casualties.

Local officials told TOLO News that 16 people were killed and nearly 40 others wounded.

No group has claimed responsibility for the incident.