Thursday, 24 November 2016

Why are Afghan Shiites being targeted?

Why are Afghan Shiites being targeted? | Asia | DW.COM | 23.11.2016
Almost all the casualties of these attacks, for which so-called "Islamic State" (IS) has claimed responsibility, were Shiite Afghans, rising concerns over an increase in sectarian violence across Afghanistan.
Such violence has been on the rise since the emergence of IS in Afghanistan in early 2015. The group has carried out brutal attacks on other religious minorities in its strongholds in Syria and Iraq.

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