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Armed men attack Kabul’s largest Shrine, 15 killed during Ashura

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, Sediq Sediqqi, said that one attacker has been killed by the Special Forces who were deployed to the scene immediately after they got the information. One police officer has also been killed during the exchange of gun fire with the armed men, said Sediqqi

Arnima Dwivedi

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Published on 12 Oct 2016 5:58 AM GMT

Armed men attack Kabul’s largest Shrine, 15 killed during Ashura
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Kabul: As many as 15 people were killed and 30 others were injured after an attack took place on a shrine in the capital city of Afghanistan.

The attack took place in one of the largest shrines of the city at the time when the Shia community had gathered at the Karte Sakhi shrine for offering Ashura prayers.

According to the eyewitnesses the attack was carried out by at least 4 gunmen who were dressed in police uniform.

The spokesperson for the Ministry of Interior, Sediq Sediqqi, said that one attacker has been killed by the Special Forces who were deployed to the scene immediately after they got the information. One police officer has also been killed during the exchange of gun fire with the armed men, said Sediqqi.

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The Afghan government had earlier warned of such attacks during the day, the officials stated.

Shia Muslims make up about 15 per cent of Afghanistan’s population.

No group has yet claimed the responsibility of the attack.

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Arnima Dwivedi

Arnima Dwivedi

A journalist, presently working as a sub-editor with newstrack.com. I love exploring new genres of humans and humanity.

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