UPDATED: Blast targets mosque during Friday prayers in Afghanistan

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Published: 2021-11-12 11:52

Last Updated: 2021-12-04 19:50


May 14, 2021-- Previous attack that killed 12 worshippers in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan
May 14, 2021-- Previous attack that killed 12 worshippers in a mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan

Friday, a blast targeted a mosque in the Afghan province, Nangarhar, during Friday prayers, according to reports by AlJazeera.

"I can confirm that there was an explosion during Friday prayers inside a mosque in Spin Ghar district. There are casualties and dead people," a Taliban official told AFP.

"So far, there are three dead and 15 wounded," a doctor at a local hospital confirmed to AFP.

Daesh, which first appeared in Nangarhar in 2015, has claimed responsibility for a series of bloody attacks that have taken place in Afghanistan since the Taliban returned to power.

In one of the latest attacks, this month Daesh fighters stormed the Kabul National Military Hospital, killing at least 19 people and wounding more than 50.

Earlier this year, more than 120 people were killed in Daesh attacks on two mosques frequented by members of the Hazara minority.