YEMEN Press Agency

Daesh claims responsibility for suicide attack in Kandahar

KANDAHAR, Oct. 16 (YPA) – Daesh terrorist  group on Saturday claimed responsibility for a suicide bomb attack on a Shia mosque in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar that killed at least 62 people and injured scores more, Reuters reported, citing the group statement.

In a statement released on its Telegram channels, the group said two Daesh suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on different parts of the mosque in Kandahar while worshippers prayed inside, Straits Times reported.

“The first suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest… in a mosque hallway, while the second suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest in the mosque’s centre,” the statement said.

At least 62 people have been killed and 68 others wounded after an explosion went off inside a Shia mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar, according to public health officials in the province.