Dozens killed in Afghanistan Mosque bombing: Al Mayadeen correspondemt
The deputy governor whose funeral ceremony was being held was assassinated in a suicide attack two days ago by IS-K.
A bombing targetted a funeral ceremony of the deputy governor of the Badakhshan province at a local Mosque claiming the lives of at least 16 people from the gatherings, Al Mayadeen correspondent reported.
The attack also resulted in the injury of 6 others, according to the Afghan news agency, Khaama Press.
The deputy governor was assassinated in a suicide car bomb attack two days ago by IS-K. ISIS had earlier claimed responsibility for the car bomb attack, and wrote via the "Telegram" application that "its fighters succeeded in detonating a bomb, targeting the Taliban's deputy governor [of Badakhshan], Mawlawi Nazar Ahmad Ahmadi."
مراسم تشییع جنازه معاون والی بدخشان باحضور اعضای رهبری امارت اسلامی افغانستان برگزار شد. pic.twitter.com/U93ksuyLlQ— BNA Dari (@bnadari1) June 8, 2023
Back in January, a bombing that killed at least 20 people in the vicinity of the Afghan Foreign Ministry was claimed by IS-K.
The terror organization said in a statement that "Khaybar Al-Kandahari detonated his explosive vest while among the employees and guards of the ministry as they left the main gate."
In October last year, fifteen were killed and 40 were wounded in a terrorist attack on the Shah-e-Cheragh shrine in Shiraz.
ISIS then claimed responsibility after the perpetrator was arrested following his injury.