On 8 June 2023, an explosive device detonated inside a mosque in the Hesa-e-Awal area of Faizabad — the capital of Badakhshan province — during a memorial service for the province’s acting governor, who was killed in a 6 June bombing perpetrated by members of the Islamic State Khorasan province group. At least 15 people were killed and 50 more were wounded in the attack on the memorial service. No group has claimed responsibility for the most recent attack; however, the Islamic State Khorasan province group carried out the acting governor’s assassination, and is the likeliest perpetrator.