Kabul: – A bomb blast near a Shiite place to worship in Afghanistan’s northern province of Kunduz kills over 100 people. Over 200 people are allegedly injured in this blast. However, there is a big difference between the Taliban’s claims and the information revealed by the international news agencies about the number of casualties. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid has not accused anyone of the attack. He said that the Taliban’s team was sent to investigate the blast. But this blast has ruled out the possibility of peace prevailing in Afghanistan after the Taliban assumes the rule.
A powerful explosion rocked the city of Kunduz, the capital of the Kunduz province near the Tajik border, at around 1:30 pm on Friday. The bomber struck shortly afternoon in front of a Shiite religious place. Some media agencies have said that this was a bomb blast. There were at least 300 people at the time of the blast. A Russian news agency, quoting Afghan sources, claimed that nearly a hundred of them were killed. According to reports of the Afghan news agencies, at least 50 people have died in the blast.
No organisation has claimed responsibility for the blast. But, as per the claims, the IS-Khorasan militants fighting the Taliban regime in Afghanistan are responsible for this blast. Earlier this week, an explosion was carried out at a mosque in Kabul’s capital by IS terrorists. Twelve people were killed in the blast, which targeted Taliban terrorists.
Earlier, the Taliban had targeted Shiite places of worship and other sites in Afghanistan. Therefore, it is possible that a group within the Taliban could be behind the blast on Friday. Over the past few days, there has been an increase in Taliban attacks on minorities in Afghanistan. Reports of Taliban action against the Hazara community have recently surfaced. Meanwhile, Hazara, Uzbek and Tajik minorities live in Kunduz province, which borders Tajikistan.
A month ago, the Taliban took control of Kunduz province, sparking atrocities against minorities. A few days ago, it was reported that the Taliban had deployed a squad of suicide bombers near the Tajik border. Against this backdrop, Friday’s blast is viewed with more suspicion.