Data on the dead and wounded is provided by the Department of Culture and Information of Kandahar Province, organized by the Taliban.

A suicide bomber exploded in a Shiite mosque in Kandahar on October 15, local authorities said. The explosion occurred in the Fatimiya Mosque located in the center of the city. The Associated Press, citing the Taliban-organized Department of Culture and Information of Kandahar Province, reports at least 47 dead and 70 wounded.

A representative of the Taliban movement controlling Afghanistan said that security personnel immediately arrived at the scene of the tragedy to study its circumstances and find the organizers. According to the data at the beginning of Saturday, October 16, no one has claimed responsibility for the explosion so far.

One witness, who wished to remain anonymous, told the France-Presse news agency that he heard three explosions at different points – in and near the mosque. The agency notes that the explosions occurred a week after a suicide bomber detonated a bomb at a Shiite mosque in Kunduz province in the northeast of the country on October 8. Then about fifty people were killed, and about 140 were injured. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.