Explosion in Afghan's Shiite mosque leaves dozens dead
A powerful explosion at a mosque in Afghanistan has left several casualties during Friday prayers.
The powerful blast occurred in a Shiite mosque in Kunduz province during the weekly Friday prayer service.
Witnesses in the area said they were praying when they heard the explosion.
The cause was not immediately clear.
The Taliban leadership has been grappling with a growing threat from the local Daesh affiliate.
Daesh militants have ramped up attacks to target their rivals, including two deadly bombings in Kabul.
Daesh has also targeted Afghanistan’s religious minorities in attacks.