A bomb blast near a mosque in Afghanistan has killed at least 16 people

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At least 16 people have been killed and 32 others injured after an explosion at a Shi'ite mosque during Friday prayers in the Afghan city of Kandahar.

The blast occurred at the Iman Bargah Mosque. Photos from the scene show broken windows and bodies lying on the ground while others try to help.

The cause of the explosion is not yet clear, but it is suspected of a suicide attack.

A local doctor told the BBC that the injured believers were being taken to Mirwais Hospital, rtv21.tv reports.

Last Friday, a suicide attack on a Shiite mosque during Friday prayers in the northern city of Kunduz killed at least 50 people. IS-K said it carried out the attack, which was the deadliest since US forces withdrew in late August.

IS-K is violent against the ruling Taliban, has carried out several bombings recently.

The Taliban took control of Afghanistan after foreign forces withdrew from the country in late August following an agreed deal with the US./ 21Media