At least 33 people were killed in an explosion at a mosque in Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan, according to the Taliban. Also 43 people were injured.
It has not yet claimed responsibility for the attack on a mosque in the city of Imam Sahib. The mosque also houses a religious school.
After a period of relative calm, the situation in Afghanistan has been very turbulent lately. There were several attacks yesterday North of the countryincluding a mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif that killed at least 12 people and injured 58.
The Islamic State, the Afghan branch of the Islamic State, claimed responsibility for the attacks. They mainly targeted the country’s Shiite minority. Sunni ISIS.
Capture the leader
The Taliban said they had arrested an ISIS leader in Khorasan for his possible role in the attack on the mosque in Mazar-i-Sharif. According to the Taliban, Abdul Hamid Sanjariyar is the “mastermind behind the attack”.
The Islamic State in Khorasan has been very active recently, including in neighboring Pakistan. An attack on a Shiite mosque last month killed 65 people. In the city of Faisalabad in Punjab province, police warned yesterday that the Islamic State was planning attacks in the city and that citizens should be “extremely vigilant”.
“Infuriatingly humble social media buff. Twitter advocate. Writer. Internet nerd.”