Suicide Bomber Attacks Shiite Shrine in Kabul

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Suicide bombers killed at least 58 people and wounded over 100 at a shrine in Kabul on Tuesday, the holy Shiite day of Ashura. Two other attacks were carried out, killing four at a mosque in Mazar-i-Shari, and the other in Kandahar, where no one was killed. The attacks, coming on the most important day of the year for Shiite Muslims, was the incident of first sectarian violence in Afghanistan since the fall of the Taliban. Rod Nordland, reporter for The New York Times, has the latest from Kabul.

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