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Afghanistan: Sunni Muslims murder eight people with bomb near mosque in Shi’ite area of Kabul

The Sunni-Shi’ite jihad kills far more people than the trumped-up phenomenon on “Islamophobia,” yet the latter gets far more international attention. Now, why is that?

“Taliban say bomb kills 8 people in Shiite area of Kabul,” by Rahim Faiez, Associated Press, August 5, 2022:

ISLAMABAD — A bomb hidden in a cart went off on Friday near a mosque in a minority Shiite neighborhood of the Afghan capital, killing at least eight people and wounding 18, a Taliban official said.

Also Friday, hundreds of Afghans — apparently organized by the Taliban — rallied in several provinces, denouncing the U.S. drone strike last Sunday that killed al-Qaida leader Ayman al-Zawahri on the balcony of a Kabul safe house.

According to Khalid Zadran, the Taliban-appointed spokesman for the Kabul police chief, the cart bombing happened in western Kabul, in the Sar-e Karez area. Initial reports said two people were killed but the casualty toll swiftly rose as the wounded were taken to local hospitals.

“Once again, the enemy carried out an attack on (holy days) and killed innocent civilians,” said Zadran. He added that the police has launched an investigation.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility, but blame is likely to fall on the Islamic State group, which has targeted Afghanistan’s minority Shiites in large-scale attacks in the past.

The regional affiliate of IS, known as the Islamic State in Khorasan Province, has increased attacks on mosques and minorities across the country since the Taliban seized power last August….

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