Mujeeb Rahman Ansari, the Khatib of Herat’s Gazargah Mosque, was killed in an explosion on Friday before noon.
Hamidullah Mutawakel, the spokesman for the Taliban’s governor in Herat, acknowledged the incident and told the media that, in addition to Ansari, 18 other people were killed in the incident.
According to him, 23 other people were injured in this incident. In a statement to the media on Friday, the spokesperson for the governor of the Taliban administration in Herat revealed that Habib Rahman Ansari, Mujib Rahman Ansari’s brother, was also killed in this incident.
Mujeeb Rahman Ansari, one of Herat’s clerics, was a severe opponent of the former government and a Taliban supporter.