In Afghanistan, explosions, several dead in a Shiite mosque in Kandahar

Taliban security forces were deployed on the outskirts of Kandahar’s Shiite mosque, where explosions left several dead on Friday (October 15). JAVED TANVEER / AFP At least 33 people were killed, and 74 injured, in explosions that occurred Friday, October 15, in a Shiite mosque in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan, according to a doctor at the … Read more

Shiite leader Moqtada Al-Sadr claims victory

Supporters of Moqtada Al-Sadr celebrate, in Tahir Square in Baghdad, on October 11, 2021, the victory of the Shiite leader’s movement in the legislative elections. KHALID MOHAMMED / AP Given the favorite for the legislative elections in Iraq, the current of the influential Shiite leader Moqtada Al-Sadr claimed, Monday, October 11 evening, the first force … Read more

Explosion at a Shiite mosque in Afghanistan kills at least 46

(CNN) — At least 46 people were killed and 143 injured after a suicide bomber detonated an explosive at a Shiite mosque in the northern Afghan city of Kunduz on Friday, Matiullah Rohani, a spokesman for Kunduz province, told CNN. The explosion inside the Sayed Abad mosque was carried out by a suicide bomber, Rohani … Read more

Afghanistan. Statue of former Shiite minority leader destroyed

“The statue was destroyed yesterday [terça-feira] at night. They used an explosive,” a resident told Agence France-Presse (AFP) on condition that he not be identified. The same source said that the head of the statue had been destroyed, without being able to specify who had committed the attack. “We don’t know for sure who blew … Read more

Taliban blow up statue of Abdul Ali Mazari, former Shiite leader

Statue of Abdul Ali Mazari, former leader of the Hazara community killed by the Taliban in 1995 © AFP (file) ByTSF with agencies August 18, 2021 • 09:55 The Taliban blew up the statue of a Shiite leader who fought the Taliban in the civil war in the 1990s. The Associated Press agency shows photos … Read more