A group of suicide bombers attacked a Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan, triggering explosions that killed dozens of people during crowded Friday prayers.
At least 33 people were killed and 73 were wounded, a health official told Reuters. The Associated Press, also citing a health official, said that at least 37 people were killed.
The attack came only a week after a similar blast killed dozens of Shiite worshippers in the country’s north.
The explosion occurred at the Imam Barga mosque in central Kandahar, a Taliban spokesman told The Associated Press. Local officials described it as a Shiite mosque. The cause of the blast isn’t yet clear and there was no immediate claim of responsibility.