irdc.ir: At least 68 prayers were killed and more than 80 others were injured when a powerful explosion ripped through the largest Shiite mosque in southern Afghanistan's Kandahar city on Friday, October 15, 2021. Earlier on Friday, at least 100 people were killed and 200 wounded in a terrorist attack at the Sayedabad Mosque in the Khan Abad district of northern Kunduz, in which ISIL claimed responsibility for both terrorist attacks.
The crime committed by terrorist groups in Friday prayers has been repeated before. In Iran in the 1980s, a group of hypocrites committed crimes several times with numerous explosions during Friday prayers. Here are some examples.
The crime of terrorist groups in Friday prayers in Iran
On September 11, 1981, a bomb exploded by members of the Hypocrites Organization in the Friday prayer altar of Tabriz after Friday prayers. In this terrorist explosion, Ayatollah Seyyed Assadollah Madani, the Friday prayer leader and representative of the Imam in Tabriz, along with 6 other prayers were martyred and 38 people were injured.
December 11 of the same year, when Ayatollah Seyyed Abdul Hussein Dastghib, the representative of the Imam in Fars and the Friday Imam of Shiraz, was about to go to his weekly appointment, the Grand Mosque, to perform Friday prayers, a powerful bomb exploded, along with several Revolutionary Guards. Members of their office and several passers-by were martyred and a group were injured.
July 2, 1982 as a result of a bomb blast at the Friday prayer place in Yazd, Ayatollah Sadoughi, the representative of the Imam and Friday prayer leader of Yazd, along with several other fasting preayerss, were martyred and others were injured. A few months later, on October 14th, the hypocrites Slayed the Friday prayers in Bakhtaran.
On March 15, 1985, the University of Tehran hosted the last Friday prayer of the year; Ayatollah Khamenei, the Friday Imam of Tehran at the time, was delivering prayer sermons that the sound of a terrible explosion shook the campus of the University of Tehran. In this crime, 14 people were martyred and 110 people were injured.
Explosion in Lebanese Friday prayer
On Friday, March 8, 1984, after the "Zuhr prayer”, a truck full of explosives exploded in Beirut. The target of this terrorist act was Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Hussein Fazlullah. Although he survived the attack, the blast killed 105 men, women and children and injured 275, most of them prayers who was leaving the mosque after prayers. CIA's then-President William Casey personally managed the terrorist operation. Subsequent information indicated that the operation was funded by Bandar bin Sultan Al Saud.
On September 22, 2013, at the same time as the end of Friday prayers, a terrible explosion took place in front of the Al-Taqwa Mosque in Abu Ali Square in Tripoli, Lebanon. At the same time, another explosion took place near the Al-Salam Mosque in the port of the city, On August 23, 2013, at the same time as the end of Friday prayer, a terrible explosion took place in front of the Al-Taqwa Mosque in Abu Ali Square in Tripoli, Lebanon. At the same time, another explosion took place near the Al-Salam Mosque in the port of the city, the number of martyrs in this crime was 30 and the number of injuries was 358.
Assassination of Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Baqir Hakim during Friday prayer in Iraq
August 29, 2003, on the occasion of the birth of Imam Mohammad Baqir, after Friday prayer, a bomb exploded in the city of Najaf in Iraq.
The explosion, which was intended to assassinate Seyyed Mohammad Baqir Hakim, resulted in the martyrdom of him and more than a hundred prayers.
The martyrdom of 142 prayers in Yemen
Friday, March 20, 2015 Three suicide bombings targeted Houthi Shiite mosques, At least 142 people were killed and 340 wounded in the attacks. The explosions in the Sanaa mosques, which were carried out by the ISIL terrorist group, were carried out by four suicide bombers, who blew themselves up during Friday prayer after entering the mosque.
Suicide attack on Imam Ali (a) Mosque in Qatif, Saudi Arabia
On Friday, June 1, 2015, a huge explosion took place in a Shiite mosque in Saudi Arabia in the eastern province of Qatif, while worshipers had gathered for Friday prayers at the Imam Ali (a) Mosque. Reuters quoted eyewitnesses as saying a suicide bomber detonated his accompanying bomb during Friday prayers. In this attack, which was claimed by ISIL, a terrorist blew himself up in a mosque, which resulted in the martyrdom of at least 30 people and the injury of 100 others.