Gunmen Opened fire on Shi’ite worshipers in Kabul

Two fighters in police uniform and remote roadside-bomb killed over 30 Shi’ite worshipers and injured around 70 other in the capital Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif in less than 24 hours.

Two Islamic state fighters in Afghan National police uniform opened fire on Shi’ite worshipers at Sakhi shrine of the capital Kabul at 19:30 Local time October 11.

The public health ministry confirmed 14 people were killed and 40 other were wounded. Reuters News agency reported that two children and four women were among the dead. The interior ministry spokesperson confirmed that one Afghan National Police officer had killed.

Shi’ite worshipers gathered at Sakhi shrine for bereavement of grandson of Prophet Mohammad in 14th century of his dead.

The Islamic state of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) claimed responsibility for the attack.

In the North of Afghanistan, Remote roadside-bomb targeted worshipers of Shi’ite caravan in Maze-e-sharif—Northern largest city of Afghanistan—on evening of October 12.

Spokesperson of Governor of Mazar-e-Sharif confirmed that 16 people had been killed and over 20 other had been wounded.

Remote roadside-bomb targed shi’ite worshipers in Mazar-e-sharif.

No group claimed responsibility for the attack, yet.

President of Islamic republic of Afghanistan Ashraf Ghani condemned attack on Sakhi Shrine and called the attack ‘crime against humanity’. Meanwhile, Chair Executive of Afghan Unity government condemned the attack.

Taliban denied any hand in attack on Shi’ite Shrine and condemned the attack.

The fear of raising tension between Sunni and Shi’ite has h raised among the people and the government after the attacks. The Islamic State base in Achin District, meanwhile, previously targeted Shi’ite rallies in different parts of the country.

Previously, two Islamic state fighters targeted Shi’ites rally at Deh-mazang square the capital Kabul in July. The suicide bombers killed over 80 and injured around 300 other.


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