It is the second week operating that an assault has focused Friday prayers at a Shia mosque. The majority of Afghans observe Sunni Islam.
The terror group ISIS-Ok claimed accountability for the assault, in response to a press release launched by the group’s media wing, Amaq.
The Amaq assertion claimed that two “Islamic State fighters,” Anas al-Khrasani and Abu Ali Al-Blushi, entered via the safety gate of the mosque after killing the guards and blew themselves up amongst the worshippers.
CNN can not independently confirm the authenticity of those claims.
“Terrorism continues in Afghanistan with at least 30 killed, scores injured, in suicide attack at Kandahar’s largest Shia mosque,” the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) stated of Friday’s assault.
Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid additionally condemned the incident in a press release, and stated the perpetrators can be “brought to justice.”
ISIS-Ok has launched a series of assaults because the Taliban seized management of Afghanistan two months in the past. Others embrace a suicide assault at Kabul’s airport in August and a spate of bombings concentrating on members of the Taliban within the japanese Afghan metropolis of Jalalabad.