A statement by the Islamic State (IS) group said that Shia Muslims will be targeted by its network wherever possible, according to a media report.
The IS group’s weekly, Al-Naba has published a warning and it moreover reads that Shia Muslims in their homes and strongholds will be targeted, reported by Khaama Press.
The statement that has came from IS has particularly threatened Shia Muslims living in Afghanistan. IS said, from Baghdad to Khorasan, Shia Muslims will be targeted everywhere.
Threat came after a strong explosion
The threat came after a strong explosion in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province which clattered a Shia mosque on Friday, wounding more than 80 worshippers while 60 people lost their lives. Suicide bombers entered the mosque which was full of worshipers attending Friday prayers.
Footage shows, wounded bodies lying on the ground and injured being taken to the hospital.
Islamic State Khorasan
The attack was claimed by Islamic State-Khorasan (IS-K). A terror attack on 8th October on a Shia mosque in Kunduz had killed more than 100 people.
The Taliban has confessed that not recognising the new government in Afghanistan is aiding IS-K. While speaking to Anadolu Agency, Amir Khan Muttaqi, Afghanistan’s acting foreign minister asserted that the official recognition of his government and international assistance were significant for the country’s recovery.
The country witnessed several attacks
Since the brutal takeover of Afghanistan by the Taliban in the month of August, the country witnessed several attacks in religious places which have been reported in recent days.
Meanwhile, Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai, Afghanistan’s former prime minister passed away at the age of 78, reported Pajhwok Afghan News.
Ahmad Shah Ahmadzai returned to Afghanistan from India earlier this month. From 1995-1996 before the Taliban took control of the country he served as the prime minister of Afghanistan.