At least 47 people were killed and more than 70 injured after an explosion tore through a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan city of Kandahar. Hafiz Sayeed, the Taliban’s chief for Kandahar’s department of culture and information, confirmed the numbers.

 

A witness, Murtaza, who goes by one name as many people in Afghanistan do, told the AP by phone that four suicide bombers entered the mosque — two detonating explosives at a security gate to clear the way for the other two to enter the compound, where prayers were ongoing. He said that about 500 people may have been in attendance.

Chaos in the aftermath

 

 

 

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