June 09, 2023 at 21:03 PM
[China News Agency]Kabul news: According to the Associated Press, Afghan interim government officials said on the 8th that an explosion occurred at the Nabawi Mosque in Faizabad, the capital of Badakhshan Province in northern Afghanistan, killing 13 people and at least Thirty people were injured.
The mosque was in the midst of the funeral of Nasr Ahmad Ahmadi, the deputy governor of Badakhshan province, at the time of the attack.
Abdul Nafi Takor, spokesman for the Afghan interim government’s interior ministry, said a former Taliban police officer was killed and at least 30 others were wounded in the blast. The number of casualties could rise further as time goes on.
The Associated Press quoted the Badakhshan Governor’s Office as saying that the explosion was caused by a suicide attacker.
Ahmadi was killed in an attack on the 6th. The extremist organization “Islamic State” claimed to have created the attack. However, no individual or organization has claimed responsibility for the attack on the Nabawi Mosque on the 8th.
There have been frequent attacks across Afghanistan for months. The extremist group “Islamic State” has claimed multiple attacks, including an attack on the police chief of Badakhshan province last December.