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Afghan: 100 killed in blast during prayers, IS-K claimed responsibility for the attack; also stated the reason for the explosion

At least 100 people were killed and several injured in a deadly blast at a mosque targeting Shia Muslims in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province on Friday. The Islamic State Khorasan, also known as ISIS-K, has claimed responsibility for this terrorist attack. According to the New York Times, it was the deadliest attack by terrorist group ISIS Khorasan since the August 26 suicide bombing at Kabul airport, which killed about 170 civilians and 13 United states soldiers.

Friday's blast took place at the Sayyid Abad Mosque in Afghanistan's northern Kunduz province when local residents attended the mosque for Friday prayers, Russia Today reported. So far more than 100 people have lost their lives in this explosion. Sputnik quoted eyewitnesses as saying that more than 100 people were killed and about 20 were injured in the blast at the mosque.

ISIS-linked terrorist attacks have increased since the Taliban took over Afghanistan on August 15. The rise in terrorist attacks has raised the possibility of a wider conflict between the two groups. Earlier on Sunday, at least 12 people were killed and 32 others were injured in an explosion at a mosque in Kabul. The incident took place at a crowded place in Kabul's Idgah mosque.

The terrorist group Islamic State (IS) claimed responsibility for the bombings in the mosque, and in its claim, IS identified the suicide bomber as a Uyghur Muslim and said the attack targeted both Shias and the Taliban who are from China. Obstacles in meeting the demands of the Uighurs.

Islamic State group militants have a long history of attacking Afghanistan's Shia Muslim minority. शुक्रवार The people targeted are from the Hazara community, who have been victims of discrimination for a long time in the Sunni-majority country. The attack follows the withdrawal of US and NATO troops from Afghanistan in late August and the Taliban's occupation of the country.

The blast occurred during Friday prayers at Gojar-e-Syed Abad Mosque at a time when,This is a new security challenge for the Taliban as they try to tighten their grip on power. The UN mission in Afghanistan condemned Friday's attack and said it was part of a pattern of violence targeting religious places.