Daesh-fired rocket hits mosque in Afghanistan, leaving six worshippers killed

Daesh-fired rocket hits mosque in Afghanistan, leaving six worshippers killed

Six worshippers have been killed and four others wounded after a Daesh-fired rocket landed on a mosque in Achin District of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.

Six worshippers have been killed and four others wounded after a Daesh-fired rocket landed on a mosque in Achin District of eastern Nangarhar province, an official said on Saturday.

Governor of Achin District said that the incident took place in Pandola area Friday afternoon.

He said dozens of people were at the mosque to offer prayers when a rocket hit the mosque.

The rocket was fired by ISIS he said, adding that, the target was a security post but it hit the mosque.

Those wounded in the incident have been admitted to hospital for treatment, the governor said.

Achin District, a mountainous area which shares a border with Tirah valley of Pakistan, is a stronghold of Daesh group in Nangarhar province.

The district witnessed several ISIS-organized attacks most recently in which hundreds of militants were killed but the group is still believed to have nearly 1,000 fighters there.


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