US News Explosion in a mosque in Afghanistan: At least three deaths and fifteen wounded

20:45  12 november  2021
20:45  12 november  2021 Source:   ouest-france.fr

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Des Afghans portent secours à un homme blessé dans l’explosion. © Afghans help to a man injured in the explosion. At least three people lost their lives and more than a dozen were injured this Friday, November 12, in an explosion in a mosque in Afghanistan. The attack, which has not been claimed, took place at the time of prayer.

At least

three people were killed and 15 wounded in an explosion, Friday, November 12, in a mosque of the Nangarhar region, in East of Afghanistan , which became the epicenter of the recent wave of Violence between the Taliban and their rivals of The Jihadist Islamic State Organization .

The explosion took place at 1:00 pm local time, during Friday prayer. There was no claim at this stage.

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"There are three deaths and 15 wounded, some seriously affected", said a doctor at the local hospital. The Imam of the Mosque is among the wounded, according to this source.

"I can confirm an explosion during Friday prayer inside a mosque in Spin Ghar District. There are wounded and dead, " also told a Taliban official. A Taliban security officer, on the other hand, claimed that the explosion had made twenty wounded but no death.

A mosque frequented by Taliban

The targeted mosque was frequented by Taliban, in the region, while the previous attacks had targeted places of worship of the Shiite minority.

The bomb was concealed in the speaker near the Imam, told a resident of the district. The load was activated when this speaker was lit to start prayer, he added.

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This explosion took place on the edge of Jalalabad, a city of Eastern Afghan close to the Pakistan border that has become a bastion of the Afghan branch of the Jihadist Islamic State organization, the EI-K.

In this province, a series of murders, imputed to conflicts between Taliban combatants and those of the EIS, has been reported in recent weeks by the local press.

Since their arrival on August 15, the Taliban, who are doing the return of security in the country their priority after 20 years of war, are confronted with a wave of bloody attacks led by the Islamic State.

its local branch, the Islamic-Khorasan State (Ei-k), rival and the main opponent of the Islamist movement in power, has targeted in recent weeks as well as the Taliban as the Afghan Shiite minority, which represents 10% to 20% of the 38 million inhabitants in the country.

Born in 2014, the EI-K, present especially in eastern Afghan, is a Sunni Islamist group, like the Taliban, but it is even more rigor and advocates a "global jihad".

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This group is responsible for the bloody attack in August at Kabul Airport, while the Americans and their allies evacuated in Chaos their nationals and Afghan citizens. Thirteen American soldiers and a hundred Afghans had been killed in this attack.

One of the last attacks of the EI-K, in early November at Kabul's National Military Hospital, had made at least 19 deaths, including a Taliban senior, and 50 wounded.

Insecurity, Economic and Humanitarian Crisis

More than 120 people have been killed in EI's attacks in recent weeks in two mosques attended by the Hazara community, a Shiite minority, in Kandahar (South) and Kunduz (North) .

The Taliban government, however, tends to minimize the threat.

The branch of the EI in Afghanistan

"is more or less under our control" and "is not a great threat" , affirmed the spokesman of the Taliban government, Wednesday, November 10, in a conference press, announcing 600 arrests related to the rival group in recent months.

The issue of security represents, with the economic and humanitarian crisis, one of the main challenges of the new Taliban regime.

The United Nations warned that the country was at the edge of the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. More than half of the country is facing very serious food shortages and the imminent winter pushes millions of people to choose between migration and famine.

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