Afghanistan: At least 50 killed in explosion at mosque in Kunduz

At least 50 people were killed in an explosion at a mosque in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province on Friday, AFP reported.

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said more than 100 people had been killed or injured in the attack.

There are differing reports about the number of casualties.

“A suicide bomber managed to get into the Shia mosque by midday today [Friday] in Kunduz, detonated himself and this explains the high number of casualties,” Al Jazeera quoted its senior journalist Hashem Ahelbarra as saying.

People from the minority Shia Muslim community pray at the mosque, according to Reuters.

The explosion in Kunduz took place five days after a blast outside the Eid Gah Mosque in Kabul, in which at least five people had been killed.

So far, no militant group has claimed responsibility for the attack.