The world from october 11 to october 17

British lawmaker David Amess, 69, poses in his official portrait. UK Parliament/via REUTERS

British Conservative MP dies after being stabbed

The Conservative MP, Sir David Amess, was killed on Friday (15) after being stabbed several times in Essex. According to the police, a 25-year-old man was arrested as a suspect of the murder after the attack on a church in Leigh-on-Sea. The paramedics found the deputy still alive, but he did not resist the injuries and the death was declared at the scene. Boris Johnson already lamented what happened.

Sir Davis Amess is the second MP to be murdered in five years, as Labour MP Jo Cox was shot in her constituency street in 2016 and died.

Mosque attack in Afghanistan takes at least 47 lives

A suicide bombing on a Shiite mosque in Kandahar, which occurred on Friday (15), killed at least 47 people and injured more than 80. The mosque was particularly crowded at the time, as the community prayed in memory of the victims of the previous bombings in northern Kunduz province, also launched against a mosque of the Shiite minority, which killed at least 46 people.

ISIS-K, from Khorasan province, has already claimed the attacks. The Taliban government offered condolences to the families of the victims and promised justice, according to a statement from its spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid.

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