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BREAKING: Bomb explosion at Mosque kills at least 50 worshippers during Friday Prayers

Photo Credit: BBC News
Photo Credit: BBC News

No fewer than 50 worshippers have been killed when a Suicide Bomber bombed a Mosque on Friday during prayers.

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The tragedy occured at the Northern Afghan City of Kunduz during Friday prayers

Images on social media showed bodies and debris inside the Mosque, used by the minority Shia Muslim community.

No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack.

Sunni Muslim extremists, including the local Islamic State (IS) group, have targeted the Shia community because they consider them to be heretics.

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IS-K, the Afghan regional affiliate of IS that is violently opposed to the Taliban, has carried out several bombings recently, largely in the east of the country.

Zalmai Alokzai, a local businessman who rushed to a hospital to check whether doctors needed blood donations, described seeing chaotic scenes. “Ambulances were going back to the incident scene to carry the dead,” he told AFP news agency.

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Photo Credit:  BBC News
Photo Credit: BBC News

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