Afghans observe subdued Ashura after deadly mosque attack



Commemorations for the holy day of Ashura in the Afghan capital, Kabul, were subdued on Wednesday, amid security fears after a gunman killed at least 18 worshippers and wounded 50 during a religious gathering at a shrine.
The attacker, said to be wearing a police uniform, entered the Karte Shakhi mosque on Tuesday night and opened fire on a crowd of minority Shi'ite Muslims gathered to observe Ashura.
Among the dead were four women and two children, according to the United Nations, which condemned the attack as an "atrocity".
At least 18 civilians were killed and 50 wounded, the... read more

 
12 October 2016 in World News, Views: 28
Source: Reuters
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