One detonated his explosives at the entrance of the mosque and the other inside, it added.
Friday’s attack was the deadliest to strike Afghanistan since the dramatic United States’ dramatic exit from the country, which allowed the Taliban to seize control of the Afghan capital. It was also the first major attack by the group in the country’s south.
ISKP carries out frequent attacks in its eastern stronghold, but recently has shown signs of expansion, with attacks in the north and Kabul. The attacks have brought into question the Taliban’s ability to counter the growing ISKP threat.
Relatives bury victims a day after a bomb blast during Friday prayers at a mosque in Kandahar. [EPA]
Men gather for the burial of victims at a Kandahar graveyard. [Javed Tanveer/AFP]
Friday's attack was the deadliest to strike Afghanistan since the dramatic US exit from the country. [Javed Tanveer/AFP]
Relatives prepare to lower the body of a victim into a grave during the burial in Kandahar. [Javed Tanveer/AFP]
Men cover the graves of victims with soil at the graveyard in Kandahar. At least 47 people were killed in the attack, according to government officials. [Javed Tanveer/AFP]
Relatives attend the funeral of the victims a day after a bomb blast during Friday prayers. [EPA]
At least 70 people were wounded after the explosion went off inside the mosque in Afghanistan’s southern city of Kandahar. [Javed Tanveer/AFP]
A victim who was injured in the suicide bombing rests inside a hospital in Kandahar. [Javed Tanveer/AFP]
Afghan men sit in a courtyard inside the mosque in Kandahar on October 15, 2021, after the suicide bomb attack during Friday prayers. [Javed Tanveer/AFP]
Afghans gather in the courtyard of the mosque in Kandahar on October 15, 2021, after a suicide bomb attack. [Javed Tanveer/AFP]