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Afghan IS group claims series of bombing of Shiites

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An islamic State affiliate on Fri claimed a series of bombings a day earlier that targeted Afghanistan’s minority shiite Muslims, while pakistan issued a warning of IS threats in its eastern punjab province.

The deadliest of 3 bombings on thursday in Afghanistan exploded within a shit mosque in northern Mazar-e-Sharif. Hospital officials say at least twelve folks were killed and as several as forty were hurt.

Earlier thursday, a roadside bomb exploded close to a boys college within the Afghan capital of kabul, injuring 2 children in the city’s predominately shiite neighborhood of Dasht-e-Barchi. a third bomb in northern Kunduz hurt 11 mechanics working for the country’s taliban rulers.

Afghan IS Group Claims Series of Bombings Targeting Shiites |nigeria news today headlines update today
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Since sweeping to power last August, the Taliban are battling the upstart Moslem State affiliate called islamic State in Khorasan Province or IS-K which is proving to be an intractable security challenge for Afghanistan’s religiously driven government. Last November the Taliban’s intelligence unit distributed sweeping attacks on suspected IS-K hideouts in eastern Nangarhar province.

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In a statement Fri, the IS-K said the explosive device that ravaged Mazar-e-Sharif’s Sai Doken mosque was hidden in a bag left inside among scores of worshippers. As they knelt in prayer, it exploded.

“When the mosque was filled with prayers, the explosives were detonated remotely,” the IS statement said, claiming that a hundred folks were hurt.

The Taliban say they have arrested a former IS-K leader in northern Balkh province, of that Mazar-e-Sharif is the capital. Zabihullah Noorani, information and culture department chief in Balkh province, said Abdul Hamid Sangaryar was inactive in connection with Thursday’s mosque attack.

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