The Islamic State claims the attack against the Shiite minority in Afghanistan that has left at least 62 dead

The Islamic State Yihadist Group (EI) claimed today the authoria decently against the Shiite minority during Friday prayers in a mosque in the city of Kandahar,

The Islamic State claims the attack against the Shiite minority in Afghanistan that has left at least 62 dead

The Islamic State Yihadist Group (EI) claimed today the authoria decently against the Shiite minority during Friday prayers in a mosque in the city of Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan, which left at least 62 dead.

"Dozens of dead and injuries from the renegade polytheists in a double martyrdom operation that aimed at his temple in Kandahar," said the EI in a statement.

"Two martyrdom knights (...) were launched towards the biggest temples of the renegade polytheists in the city of Kandahar, in southern Afghanistan, and as soon as they arrived one of them fired against the guards," is aimed at the note .

The EI added that the "first martyr had detonated his explosive vest against an agglomeration of polytheists in the temple lobby, while the second detonated his explosive vest in the middle of the temple."

"The two explosions caused the fall of dozens of renegades between dead and injuries, as well as great destruction in the temple," the note concluded.

The attack took place on Friday at the Imam-Bargah Mosque, the greatest Temple of the Shiite minority in Kandahar, where hundreds of faithful gathered by Friday prayers, and caused at least 62 dead and 62 injured, according to Lluís Miquel Hurtado .

The Taliban launched a special operation ago against the EI in several provinces of the country, especially in Kabul and in its bastion in the eastern region of Nangarhar, to end that it has become the main threat of the new Islamist Government.

The EI had already perpetrated numerous attacks in recent years against those who consider "Apostates" Shiites, especially against the Hazara, although in the case of today some of the victims also belonged to the ethnia pastun, majority in the country and one itself of the Taliban.

The YiHadist Group has multiplied its attacks in Afghanistan from the final withdrawal of the United States troops from Afghanistan shortly before midnight on August 31, although the largest of them occurred on August 26 against Kabul Airport, which It caused about 170 dead.

Updated Date: 16 October 2021, 05:12

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