Shiite worshipers in Afghanistan were attacked for the second week in a row on Friday; ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq & Syria) is suspected of having been involved; Several are dead, with the total expected to rise.
For the second week in a row, a Shiite worship gathering was targeted with a terrorist attack, this time at a mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan, which the Taliban recently overtook. While no group has taken credit for Friday’s attack yet, ISIS is suspected of being responsible, as the terror group took credit for the bombing in Kunduz last week.
While initial reports indicated at that between 30-40 people had been killed, numbers are already rising in additional to dozens of injuries. Reports suggest that the attack was carried out via suicide bombing. Witnesses indicated that there were three attackers.
One witness explained that the attack was carried out immediately following a time of prayer.