Afghanistan bombs kill 58 in Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif

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Source / Courtesy:  BBC

The BBC’s Quentin Sommerville: “It seems this was a co-ordinated attack; it certainly seems to have a sectarian element”

Twin attacks apparently targeting Shia Muslims have killed at least 58 people in Afghanistan.

In the deadliest incident, a suspected suicide bomb struck a shrine packed with worshippers in the capital, Kabul, killing at least 54.

Another blast hit the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif at about the same time, killing four people.

The attacks appear to be of a sectarian nature unprecedented in recent Afghan history, correspondents say.

They coincided with the Shia Muslim festival of Ashura – the most important day in the Shia calendar and marked with a public holiday in Afghanistan.

Ashura is the climax of Muharram, the month of mourning for the martyrdom of the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson.

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  1. Rafiq A. Tschannen

    This is so crazy and it is difficult to find any words.

    Anyway, may be these things are happening so that the world will start to learn to differentiate between the bomb throwers and those whose motto is ‘Love for All and Hatred for None’… (the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community).

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