Taliban arrests ISIS 'mastermind' behind Afghan mosque attack
At least 12 were killed in the bomb attack on Mazar-i-Sharif on Thursday.
After a blast in a mosque in Afghanistan's Mazar-i--Sharif killed at least 12, and injured 65 others on Thursday, the Taliban have announced they have arrested the suspect responsible.
IS claimed the attack on the mosque, and Abdul Hamid Sangaryar is a key IS militant, according to Balkh police spokesman Asif Waziri.
Waziri told AFP that Sangaryar was the "mastermind" of yesterday's attack, adding that "he played a key role in several attacks in the past and had repeatedly managed to escape, but this time we arrested him in a special operation."
IS also claimed another bomb attack in Kunduz Thursday that killed 4 and injured 18.
Three days ago, three explosions were reported on school grounds in Kabul, Afghanistan's capital, on Tuesday morning, according to the city's security department.
This image of text books covered in blood as more than 30 young boys were slaughtered today in a predominantly Hazara neighbourhood of Kabul in a suicide explosion outside school gates is haunting.— Shabnam Nasimi (@NasimiShabnam) April 19, 2022
Peace continues to remain a far cry for the people of Afghanistan 💔 pic.twitter.com/4eO4IYyjXb