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Afghanistan: ISIS claims responsibility for mosque blast that killed over 100

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The incident occurred as local locals gathered for Friday prayers at Sayed Abad Mosque in Afghanistan‘s northern Kunduz region.

The Islamic State Terrorist Organisation has accepted culpability for the mosque bombing in Afghanistan, which killed and maimed at least 100 people, claiming that the perpetrator was a Uyghur.

As per the New York Times, Islamic State Khorasan, also known as ISIS-K, has asserted responsibility for the devastating attack on a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz region on Friday.

Bloodiest attack since suicide bombing at Kabul’s international airport on August 26

It was the group’s bloodiest attack since a suicide bombing at Kabul’s international airport on August 26 killed roughly 170 civilians and 13 US military, as per the publication.

According to Russia Today, a blast smashed through Sayed Abad Mosque in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz region on Friday, as local citizens gathered for Friday prayer.

More than 100 people have died as a result of the explosion. “More than 100 people were killed and almost 20 people were injured in the mosque explosion,” Sputnik said, citing an eyewitness.


Third attack on a religious institution in Afghanistan in the last week; videos and/photographs from mosque have surfaced

According to the UN mission in Afghanistan, this is the third attack on a religious institution in Afghanistan in the last week, indicating a troubling pattern of violence. 

In the previous week, a mosque in Kabul and a religious school in Khost’s eastern region were both assaulted.

Following the blast, videos and photographs from the mosque have surfaced, showing human parts scattered within the mosque as well as the structure’s debris.

Obaida speculated that the incident was executed out by a suicide bomber

The explosion occurred as members of the community gathered to deliver their weekly Friday prayers, which are considered the most important of the week.

In relation to the victims, Dost Mohammad Obaida, the deputy police officer for Kunduz province, said that “most of them had been killed.” 

He speculated that the incident was executed out by a suicide bomber who intermingled among the mosque’s worshipers.

“I assure our Shiite brothers that the Taliban are prepared to ensure their safety,” According to Obaida, an investigation is currently in progress.

Terrorist assaults have increased; fatalities of dozens

A number of fatalities of dozens, if confirmed, would be the greatest since US and NATO forces departed Afghanistan at the end of August and the Taliban assumed charge.

Terrorist assaults by ISIL-affiliated militants have intensified since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan in mid-August. 

Terrorist assaults have increased, raising the risk of a larger battle between the two factions. A blast at a mosque in Kabul killed at least 12 people and injured 32 others earlier on Sunday. The incident occurred in a packed area of Kabul’s Eid Gah Mosque.

Harbhajan Singh has been awarded an honorary doctorate in sports by a French university.

During a convocation event here, the French University Ecole Superieure Robert de Sorbon awarded former India spinner Harbhajan Singh an honorary PhD in Sports.

Harbhajan Singh was unable to attend the ceremony because he is now in a bio-secure facility as part of the Kolkata Knight Riders’ IPL campaign.

The university bestows honorary doctorates on notable people from all walks of life, including those who have made significant contributions in sports.

“If any institution accords respect, you accept that with utmost humility. If I have been conferred with an honorary sports doctorate by the university, it is because I played cricket and people have showered their love and affection for that. I am honoured to be conferred with the degree,” Harbhajan, who is 41 years old, stated.

Dr Harcharan Singh Ranauta, vice-president of the Indian Federation of United Nations Associations, suggested Harbhajan’s candidacy to the French university (IFUNA).

Harbhajan also expressed gratitude to the jury that chose him.

“I would like to thank Dr John Thomas Parade, president Sorbon, Dr Vivek Choudhury, chairman, Sorbon International Convocation Committee (Celebrity), Dr Mukesh Tyagi, Sorbon International Convocation Committee, for finding me worthy enough.”



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