Horrific Attack in Afghanistan Claims Dozens of Lives

Horrific Attack in Afghanistan Claims Dozens of Lives

(HorizonPost.com) – There‚Äôs a deep divide between those who follow Sunni Islam and those who adhere to Shia Islam, reportedly dating back to the seventh century AD. Many of the former put the labels of heretic and apostate on the latter. It’s also important to note those who follow Islam meet on Fridays for their communal worship, which may be why the Sunni Islamic State Khorasan (ISIS-K/IS-KP) reportedly waited until that day (October 15) to send suicide bombers into the Shi’ite Imam Bargah mosque in Kandahar, Afghanistan.

According to the Times of Israel, the terrorist group claimed responsibility for sending two jihadists into the crowded building wearing explosive vests. They then detonated the bombs, killing at least 47 worshippers and injuring another 70. This attack is a continuation of violence between ISIS-K and the Taliban, which took control of the country after the botched American withdrawal in August.

ISIS-K is also allegedly behind two other recent bombings that made international headlines. One was another Friday mosque attack in Kunduz on October 8, where a minimum of 50 people died. The group also claimed responsibility for the deaths of 13 American military members and dozens of civilians outside the airport in Kabul, where evacuations were taking place on August 26.

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