Two burka-clad men have killed 29 individuals and harmed more than 80 out of a suicide assault on a Shia mosque in Afghanistan, an authority told.
The men hit with firearms and explosives as individuals were going to Friday petitions in the eastern city of Gardez, Paktia territory representative Abdullah Asrat said.
There are various youngsters among the casualties, he included.
The Taliban has denied it did the assault, and no other gathering has guaranteed obligation.
The activist gathering Islamic State has beforehand asserted duty regarding assaults on Shia mosques and different areas around Afghanistan.
It is under developing weight from US air strikes and Afghan ground offensives. In numerous territories it is likewise battling the Taliban.
Mr Asrat told the two men entered the mosque wearing full-confront cloak at around 13:30 neighborhood time (09:30 GMT).
They at that point opened shoot on the admirers, previously one of the men was shot dead by security powers.
As per one observer, the other aggressor at that point advanced into a lobby where individuals were stowing away, and exploded himself.
Sayed Naimatullah, 30, heard the assault from his home, and raced to the scene.
“The blood of the worshippers had painted the walls of the mosque… There were pieces of glass scattered all over,” he told news agency AFP.
On Tuesday, no less than 15 individuals were killed in an IS-guaranteed assault on an outcast office in Jalalabad, north-east of Gardez. Around the same time 11 individuals were killed in the western area of Farah when a transport was hit by a roadside bomb in what was accepted to be a Taliban assault.
That day, 22 individuals were kidnapped by obscure aggressors from vehicles on a roadway connecting Kabul and Gardez.
About 1,700 regular citizens were killed in the main portion of this current year, the UN says, the most elevated aggregate recorded for the period since including started 2009.