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Deadly Suicide Attack Targets Shi'ite Mosque in Afghanistan, Claiming 7 Lives and Injuring 15 Worshipers

Deadly Suicide Attack Targets Shi’ite Mosque in Afghanistan, Claiming 7 Lives and Injuring 15 Worshipers

Deadly Suicide Attack Targets Shi’ite Mosque in Afghanistan, Claiming 7 Lives and Injuring 15 Worshipers

Suicide blast at Shia mosque in northern Afghanistan

At least seven people tragically lost their lives and 15 were injured in a devastating suicide bombing at a minority Shia mosque in northern Afghanistan on Friday. The incident occurred during Friday prayers at the Imam Zaman Mosque in Pol-e-Khomri, the capital of Baghlan province. Although the Taliban government confirmed casualties, there was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Security and investigative teams are actively working to determine the circumstances surrounding this heartbreaking incident.

Though violence subsides, threat continues

Although the number of bombings and suicide attacks has declined significantly since the Taliban returned to power in August 2021, armed groups, including the regional chapter of the Islamic State organization, continue to pose a threat. The regional branch of Islamic State has targeted Shia communities in the past and is known for its violent ideology.

The situation remains tense due to ongoing tension and fear in the region, even as the Taliban government has vowed to protect religious minorities. The presence of IS in Afghanistan has also increased concerns in the neighboring country Pakistan, due to which tension on the border has increased. The international community closely monitors the security situation in the region as efforts continue to maintain stability and peace.

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