Afghanistan's Takhar province was rocked by an explosion on Sunday evening. With the increase in explosions and worsening security situation in the country since the Taliban takeover, details of the explosion in the Talekan city of Takhar remain unclear. However, investigation is ongoing.
According to reports, the incident took place near the Takhar Police Command Center and the Governor's office. Regarding this incident, it is still not clear why this blast happened and how many people were injured in it.
Additionally, domestic media outlets reported hearing the sound of ambulances in the area, although more information about the explosion is awaited. Moreover, Taliban officials in Takhar are also refraining from making any statement or comment regarding this incident.
There was a suicide attack in Baghlan
Similarly, a suicide attack took place on Friday in Pul-e Khumri, another district of Baghlan province. According to reports, the blast occurred inside the 'Imam Zaman' mosque during Friday prayers. According to local reports, there were about 30 casualties and 50 injured.
The attack on the Shia mosque in Baghlan has been strongly criticized by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Human Rights, Richard Bennett. According to the report, he demanded immediate action to stop such attacks and guarantee the safety of the Shia population.
Expressed condolences for the victims
Bennett expressed condolences to the families of the victims and stressed the need for prevention, protection and response for the targeted Shia population in Afghanistan. To investigate the incident, investigative teams at the scene were supported by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA). It is noteworthy that the ISIS organization has taken responsibility for this incident, highlighting the continuous security threats posed by extremist groups in the region.