IS says it will target Shia Muslims everywhere, especially in Afghanistan

Al-Naba weekly while publishing the warning said that Shia Muslims will be targeted in their homes and centres. It further threatened the Shia Muslims living in Afghanistan especially and added that they will cooperate and support Iran and other countries against the IS-K.

The Islamic State (IS) on Saturday said that they will attack Shia Muslims everywhere in the world, its mouthpiece weekly Al-Naba published.

Al-Naba weekly while publishing the warning said that Shia Muslims will be targeted in their homes and centres. It further threatened the Shia Muslims living in Afghanistan especially and added that they will cooperate and support Iran and other countries against the IS-K.

The IS-K is now the biggest threat that threatens the Taliban government since they took over Afghanistan. In the meantime, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has purportedly said that their fighters will be deployed to man the security of mosques, especially of the Shia Muslim ones.

The warning came a day after the terror group's Khorasan branch (IS-K) carried out the twin bombings inside the Shia Mosque in Kandahar, that claimed the lives of 63 people while injuring 83 others.

Friday's attack took place exactly after a week when another Shia mosque in Kunduz city was hit by a suicide bombing which claimed the lives of at least 50 people.

The IS-K had claimed responsibility for the attack, which was the deadliest since the US forces left Afghanistan at the end of August.

Russian President Vladimir Putin had warned of IS fighters entering Afghanistan from Iraq and Syria and added that there were presently up to 2,000 affiliates in the north of the war-torn nation.