The blast occurred at the Iman Bargah mosque. Pictures from the scene show shattered windows and bodies lying on the ground while others try to help.
The BBC’s Afghanistan Correspondent, Secunder Kermani tweeted that IS-K, a local branch of the Islamic State Group, are expected to say they were behind the attack.
Blast reported at a Shia mosque in Kandahar… this after a suicide bombing by IS-K in Kunduz last week, targeting Shia worshippers at Friday prayers https://t.co/XLgmvMQYqL
— Secunder Kermani (@SecKermani) October 15, 2021
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