Taliban Official: At Least 100 Dead, Wounded in Afghan Blast – Military.com

Category:
Icon 0
Icon 10월 18, 2021

KABUL, Afghanistan — An explosion at a mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday that targeted Shiite Muslim worshippers left at least 100 people killed or wounded, a Taliban police official said.
The official, Dost Mohammad Obaida, the deputy police chief for Kunduz province, said that the “majority of them have been killed.”
There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the blast, which took place in the city of Kunduz, the capital of Kunduz province, but Islamic State militants have a long history of attacking Afghanistan’s Shiite Muslim minority.
If confirmed, a death toll of dozens would be the highest since U.S. and NATO forces left Afghanistan at the end of August and the Taliban took control of the country. The Taliban have been targeted in a series of deadly ISIS attacks, including shooting ambushes and an explosion at a mosque in the capital of Kabul.
The explosion went off during the weekly Friday prayer service at the Gozar-e-Sayed Abad Mosque. The Friday noon prayer is the highlight of the Muslim religious week, and mosques are typically crowded. Witness Ali Reza said he was praying at the time of the explosion and reported seeing many casualties.
Related Video:
Photos and video from the scene showed rescuers carrying a body wrapped in a blanket from the mosque to an ambulance. The stairs at the entrance of the mosque were covered in blood.
Earlier Friday, the chief Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said the Shiite mosque was the target and that a “large number” of worshippers were killed and wounded. He said Taliban special forces had arrived to the scene and were investigating the incident.
The Taliban leadership has been grappling with a growing threat from the local Islamic State affiliate, known as the Islamic State in Khorasan. IS militants have ramped up attacks to target their rivals, including two deadly bombings in Kabul.
ISIS has also targeted Afghanistan’s religious minorities in attacks. The local Islamic State affiliate has also claimed responsibility for the horrific Aug. 26 bombing that killed at least 169 Afghans and 13 U.S. military personnel outside the Kabul airport in the final days of the chaotic American pullout from Afghanistan.
About 11 crew members sustained injuries that the Navy said ranged from moderate to minor, including scrapes and bruises.
The investigation report said the T-38 was going faster than it was supposed to and undershot the final turn.
The U.S. unemployment rate for veterans held steady in September at 3.6% amid the second consecutive month of poor job growth…
A nonpartisan panel similar to the 9/11 Commission that examined the 2001 attacks on the U.S. could be a benefit, Sen. Jack…
The cut-price fee reflects the fact the company will profit from selling the ship metal for scrap, officials said.
Four additional soldiers were injured in the vehicle mishap that killed Pfc. Patrick Hernandez.
First Lt. Sukhbir Toor applied in March for a religious accommodation to wear a beard and turban and to not cut his hair.
Scheller still hopes to cut a deal for an honorable discharge, according to a source with knowledge of the discussions.
The news report came amid a record-setting number of Chinese military flights around the island.
About 11 crew members sustained injuries that the Navy said ranged from moderate to minor, including scrapes and bruises.
The U.S. unemployment rate for veterans held steady in September at 3.6% amid the second consecutive month of poor job growth…
The investigation report said the T-38 was going faster than it was supposed to and undershot the final turn.
A nonpartisan panel similar to the 9/11 Commission that examined the 2001 attacks on the U.S. could be a benefit, Sen. Jack…
The guard battalion, which has nearly 1,000 members, provides military honors during state visits and other formal events.

source

답글 남기기

이메일 주소는 공개되지 않습니다. 필수 항목은 *(으)로 표시합니다