A large explosion tore through a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar during Friday prayers, killing at least seven people and wounding 13, officials and provincial leaders said.

Iran PressAsia: Qari saeed Khosti, a local political leader, said authorities were collecting details of the explosion, which took place days after ISIS claimed a bombing at a Shia mosque in the northern city of Kunduz that killed scores of people.

According to Reuters, Nematullah Wafa, a former member of the local provincial council, said the blast occurred at the Imam Bargah mosque and caused heavy casualties.

No official report has been issued on the exact number of casualties and no group has claimed responsibility for the attack yet.

Earlier on October 8, suspected to have been carried out by a suicide bomber, a deadly explosion in the provincial capital of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan during Friday prayers in a Shia Muslim mosque killed at least 50 people and injured 150 others.

The blast targeted Shia Muslims. 


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