The death toll from a Friday suicide attack at a Shia mosque in Afghanistan has risen to 54, taking this week’s death toll from militant attacks to 200.
ISIS and Taliban terrorists continue to target government and civilians in Afghanistan.
On Saturday, a suicide bomber detonated explosive among a group of army recruits in the Afghan capital, killing at least 15 people.
“This afternoon when a minibus carrying army cadets was coming out of the military academy, a suicide bomber on foot targeted them, martyring 15 and wounding four,” defense ministry spokesman Dawlat Waziri was quoted by AFP as saying.
The attack was the second major attack in Kabul in the past 24 hours.
A Sunni mosque was also targeted outside Kabul during Friday prayers, killing at least 10 people.
Abdul Hussain Hussainzada, a Shia community leader in Kabul, expressed concerns over the surge in attacks against the Shia minority.
Since Tuesday, seven major attacks have been carried out in Afghanistan by ISIS or Taliban militants.
ISIS has targeted Shia Muslims – whom are considered apostates by some extremist groups – and civilian targets. Taliban, on the other hand, mostly hit security forces.
ISIS has declared war on the Shia minority, saying they would be the target of future attacks.