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Mosque explosion kills or wounds over 100 people in Afghanistan, Taliban official says

New York Daily News logo New York Daily News 10/8/2021 Nelson Oliveira

More than 100 people were killed or wounded in a powerful explosion at a packed Shiite Muslim mosque during Friday prayers in northern Afghanistan, according to Taliban officials and media reports.

The exact number of deaths is still unclear, but Doctors Without Borders said at least 20 people were killed and 90 were wounded.

People view the damage inside of a mosque following a bombing in Kunduz, province northern Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. © Abdullah Sahil People view the damage inside of a mosque following a bombing in Kunduz, province northern Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021.

People view the damage inside of a mosque following a bombing in Kunduz, province northern Afghanistan, Friday, Oct. 8, 2021. (Abdullah Sahil/)


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No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack in the city of Kunduz. However, ISIS and its affiliated groups have a long history of attacking the country’s Shiite minority.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

A powerful explosion in a mosque frequented by a Muslim religious minority in northern Afghanistan on Friday has left several casualties, witnesses and the Taliban's spokesman said. © Provided by New York Daily News A powerful explosion in a mosque frequented by a Muslim religious minority in northern Afghanistan on Friday has left several casualties, witnesses and the Taliban's spokesman said.

A powerful explosion in a mosque frequented by a Muslim religious minority in northern Afghanistan on Friday has left several casualties, witnesses and the Taliban's spokesman said. (Abdullah Sahil/)

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