At least 33 dead as bomb blast targets mosque in Kandahar

At least 33 people died and at least 73 are said to be injured in Afghanistan’s Kandahar after a bomb blast ripped through a mosque in the city on Friday.

According to a health official, the casualty toll is likely to rise.

The bomb blast occurred during Friday prayers.

The blast marked the second massive attack in a week targeting worshippers.

Taking to Twitter, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid condemned the attack and wrote: “The Islamic Emirate condemns the barbaric attack on civilians in a mosque in Kandahar. We have directed the security forces to find the perpetrators of such grave crimes as soon as possible and bring them to justice.”

“The Islamic Emirate also extends its deepest condolences to the families of the victims,” he added.

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