Three suicide bombing attacks have killed at least 87 people in Afghanistan, adding to a string of similar attacks in recent weeks that consumed the war-torn nation for over a decade.
On Friday night, when Shiite worshippers were praying at Imam Zaman Mosque in Kabul, a suicide bomber detonated the explosive, killing at least 39 people, including children.
Shiite worshippers have always been a target by Sunni extremists, especially during Shiite holy days. Afghan government started distributing arms to local Shiite civilians to protect their mosques during Shiite holidays, raising concerns over further arming the already heavily-militarized nations.
Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, but it was not clear if an ISIS militant was the one who carried out the attack.
In a separate bombing attack, at least 33 people were killed in central Ghor province, when a suicide bomber detonated an explosive in a mosque. The attack was aimed at a local leader from the Jamiat political party, which was led by late Afghan President Burhanuddin Rabbani.
In Kabul, another suicide bombing attack near a military academy killed at least 15 people. Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Taliban also claimed responsibility for an attack on Thursday that killed at least 43 people in Kandahar.