KABUL — A blast at a Mosque in north Kabul killed twenty-one individuals, as well as kids and a distinguished Imaam, Taliban officers, and residents aforementioned on Thursday.
Blast in Kabul:
The attack struck on Wednesday night throughout evening prayers. No group has been held responsible for this blast, however, the Islamic State’s branch in the Islamic State of Afghanistan has claimed similar attacks in recent months.
Thirty-three others were severely injured, Kabul police representative Khalid Zadran told The Washington Post. Eyewitnesses at the Mosque and a close-by graveyard estimated the death rate to be higher. One NGO-run hospital reported receiving twenty-seven injured individuals on Wednesday night, as well as 5 kids.
The bombing could be a blow to Taliban leadership, which boasted earlier on of the inflated security the group has dropped on Kabul and therefore the rest of the country.
Monday marked one year since Taliban fighters took management of the capital, and whereas security has improved for many Afghans, the Islamic State remains active and deadly.
Past attacks claimed by the Group have targeted Taliban members, places of worship, and Afghan minority teams. Last week, a distinguished Taliban man cleric was killed by a terrorist during a Kabul seminary.
By Thursday morning, Taliban fighters had blocked off the blast area in Kabul’s Khair Khana neighborhood.
Zabihullah Mujahid, a Taliban representative, aforementioned in a tweet condemning the bombing, wrote in a tweet that the killers and perpetrators of the blast are going to be taken into custody shortly and can be chastised.
For years, the Taliban maintained security within the areas of the Islamic State of Afghanistan it controlled with a mixture of effective intelligence networks, intimidation, and harsh, typically public punishments. However, it is unclear if the group’s approach can stay no-hit once applied countrywide, particularly in cities.
In north Kabul, residents aforementioned the cleric who was killed, Amir Mohammad Kabuli, was renowned, but not closely related to any group.
A resident of the neighborhood aforementioned that Kabuli was a good Muslim preacher and invariably spoke the reality.
A resident of the neighborhood wherever the attack occurred conjointly aforementioned that I’m unaware who targeted Mawlawi or why victimizing the cleric’s honorific.
The man spoke on the situation of namelessness due to the sensitivity of matters.
The Islamic State’s branch in the Islamic State of Afghanistan is the sole group that has posed a sustained threat to the Taliban’s grip on security, but its fighters now not controlling a territory as they did before a colossal U.S.-led operation in 2019 that pushed the group out of the country’s eastern province of Nangahar.
Taliban authorities have repeatedly pledged to crush the group, using harsh ways in areas wherever it is most active.
However, some reports indicate that the Taliban’s approach might solely be fueling Islamic State enlisting since the withdrawal of U.S. forces.
AP journalists might see the blue-roofed, Sunni Mosque from a close-by incline.
The Taliban set police trucks and alternative vehicles at the Masjid, whereas many men applied one casket for a victim of the attack.
A US-led invasion dropped the previous Taliban government, which had hosted terrorist organization leader Osama bin Laden in the Islamic State of Afghanistan, following Sep 11, 2001, terrorist attacks within the United States.
Since their return to power, the previous insurgents have to face an unhealthful economic condition because the international community, which does not recognize the Taliban government, froze funding to the country.
Also, the Taliban confirmed on Wednesday that they had captured and killed Mehdi Mujahid in western Herat province as he was attempting to cross the border into Iran.
Mr. Mujahid was a former Taliban commander within the district of Balkhab in northern Sar-e-Pul province, and therefore the sole member of the minority Shiite Hazara community among the Taliban ranks.
Mr. Mujahid had turned against the Taliban over the past year, once opposing choices created by Taliban leaders in Kabul.