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Foreign Affairs, Geopolitics & National Security

Blast tears through Sunni mosque in northern Afghan city Kunduz

Fri, 22 Apr 2022   |  Reading Time: < 1 minute

KABUL (Reuters) -A blast tore through a Sunni mosque during Friday prayers in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz, causing at least 20 casualties, the commander of Kunduz province said.

Qari Badri, the commander of Kunduz province, told Reuters 20 people had been killed or wounded in the blast.

It was not clear who was behind the explosion. Several blasts claimed by Islamic State hit the nothern cities of Kundu and Mazar-i-Sharif the previous day. One of them, at a mosque and another days earlier at a school in western Kabul, targeted the Shi’ite minority.

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers say they have secured the country since taking power in August, but international officials and analysts say the risk of a resurgence in militancy remains.

(Reporting by Kabul NewsroomEditing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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