A Shiite mosque was attacked on Friday, and so far 29 people have been reported killed. Over 80 people have been estimated to have been wounded in the attacks. Gunmen dressed in burqas were able to reach the mosque and then open fire. They then detonated explosives strapped to their persons, ending the assault with a suicide bombing. As seen in the image above, some of the victims were children.

The Taliban have denied their involvement, and no other group has spoken on the matter. ISIS-K (the Islamic State in Afghanistan) has conducted similar attacks in the past, particularly against civilian Shiite targets. The Taliban and ISIS-K are by no means on amicable terms, and have been fighting since ISIS has sought to establish a foothold in the country.

 

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