The Islamic State terrorist organization has taken responsibility for the attack that killed 12 people, including an imam, in a mosque in Kabul last Friday.
The statement accuses the deceased imam, identified as Mufti Mohamad Numan, of “instigating” the fight against jihadism. In revenge, “a soldier of the caliphate” placed an explosive device in the mosque, according to the note collected by the Nashir agency.
At least 15 other people were injured in the explosion, which took place specifically in the Shakar Dara region during the evening prayers of the Eid festival, which marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan.
In relation to the fight against the insurrection, 23 people have died and 40 others were injured in various incidents that occurred in Afghanistan since last Thursday, the date the ceasefire was announced by the Taliban and supported by the government to mark the uprising became the end of Ramadan, as has become customary in recent years.
Most of the victims, according to the census, are more likely to be attributed to bomb explosions than direct attacks.