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Kabul Explosion: 61 Killed, ISIS Claims The Responsibility!

ISIS claims responsibility for the attack in Kabul, killing 61 and at least 207 people are wounded, as per the reports. The so-called Islamic State stated that the reason behind this attack was the protest march held against them in Kabul.

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Kabul Explosion: 61 Killed, ISIS Claims The Responsibility!

Kabul Explosion: 61 Killed, ISIS Claims The Responsibility!

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At least 61 people are killed and 207 are wounded.

Two ISIS fighter detonated their explosive suicide belts at a gathering of Shia in Kabul.

Two ISIS fighter detonated their explosive suicide belts at a gathering of Shia in Kabul.

Fatima Faizi, an Afghan freelance journalist, said,"I saw tens of people laying down in blood around me and hundreds of people running away from the scene." 

Fatima Faizi, an Afghan freelance journalist, said,

The explosion in Kabul on Saturday afternoon held during a demonstration by members of the Hazara, a Shiite minority group, near the Afghan Parliament building and Kabul University.

The explosion in Kabul on Saturday afternoon held during a demonstration by members of the Hazara, a Shiite minority group, near the Afghan Parliament building and Kabul University.

"Who are the Hazaras?

1. Of Mongolian and Central Asian descent.

2. Mainly practice Shia Islam, in predominantly Sunni Afghanistan and Pakistan.

3. Thought to be the third largest ethnic group in Afghanistan.

4. Estimates suggest they make up 15-20% of Afghanistan's population, which is thought to be about 30 million.

5. At least 600,000 Hazaras live in Pakistan, most of them in Quetta.

6. Legend has it they are descendants of Genghis Khan and his soldiers, who invaded Afghanistan in the 13th Century."

Source: BBC

The Hazaras constitutes up to the third largest group in Afghanistan. They live mainly in the centre of the country.

The Hazaras constitutes up to the third largest group in Afghanistan. They live mainly in the centre of the country.

The reason for the protest march was that they were persistently discriminated, especially during Taliban rule in the late 1990s.

Pray for Kabul. Pray for peace!

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