Two mosque attacks kill at least 50 in Afghanistan

Afghanistan Suicide attack in Kabul mosque at least 30 killed

Afghanistan Suicide attack in Kabul mosque at least 30 killed

The United Nations Secretary-General's Special Representative for Afghanistan, Tadamichi Yamamoto, condemned Friday's attacks targeting mosques in Kabul city and Ghor province and said the incidents were "brutal and senseless".

Kith and kin of the latest deadly attack victims on Monday said enemies couldn't stir up religious differences among Afghan people by carrying out such attacks.

The attack takes this week's death toll from militant attacks to 200, and is the second major attack in Kabul in the past 24 hours. Earlier this year, following an attack claimed by IS on the Iraqi Embassy in Kabul, the militant group effectively declared war on Afghanistan's Shiites, saying they would be the target of future attacks.

In August, more than 40 Shia Muslims were killed in Kabul when Daesh terrorists attacked a mosque packed with worshipers. It said the assailant blew himself up as worshippers began their prayers.

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During Friday prayers, suicide bombers on Thursday struck a Shiite mosque in Kabul and a Sunni mosque in western Ghor province.

The targeted official was a top local political and military leader of the Jamiat political party in Ghor, and was killed along with as many as 30 other worshippers, according to a statement from Balkh provincial governor Atta Mohammad Noor, a leading figure in Jamiat.

"These people introduced by locals aren't professionals and due to the negligence of one guard, who was standing at mosque's gate, the suicide bomber sneaked inside". Seven of his bodyguards were also killed in the bombing.

The Sunni Muslim group did not provide evidence for its claim but it has attacked Shia mosques before.

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