Hazara

Taliban claim deadly Kabul suicide attack

At least 24 people have been killed and more than 40 wounded after a suicide car bomb targeted a bus carrying ministry staff in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, officials said. Intelligence officials told Al Jazeera that the bus was carrying staff of the Ministry of Mines and Petroleum when it came[…]

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Afghanistan mourns protest blast victims

Afghanistan is observing a national day of mourning after a twin suicide bombing at a protest march in the capital killed 80 people and wounded 230. In a televised address, President Ashraf Ghani vowed to punish those responsible for the attack. “I will take revenge against the culprits,” he said,[…]

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Afghan Hazara step up protest after beheadings

Thousands of members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic minority demonstrated on Wednesday against government inaction over the killing of seven members of their community by Islamist militants who dumped their partially beheaded bodies. The mainly Shia Hazara have long faced persecution in Afghanistan, with thousands massacred by the Taliban and al[…]

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