At least 50 dead in Afghanistan's Kunduz mosque explosion
People inspect the damage inside a mosque after a blast in Kunduz, Afghanistan on Oct. 8, 2021. (Abdullah Sahil/AP)

At least 50 dead in Afghanistan's Kunduz mosque explosion

A senior Taliban official claimed that Friday's explosion at the Shiite mosque was a suicide attack.

Agency Report

At least 50 people died in a blast at a mosque in Afghanistan's Kunduz city on Friday, according to hospital sources.

A doctor at Kunduz Central Hospital, who did not want to be named, said: "So far we have received 35 dead bodies and over 50 wounded people in our hospital."

Another hospital run by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) received the bodies of at least 15 people, a source said.

Meanwhile, a senior Taliban official claimed that Friday's explosion at the Shiite mosque was a suicide attack.

"Our initial findings show that it is a suicide attack," Matiullah Rohani, director of culture and information in Kunduz, he told AFP.

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