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Suicide bombers strike Shiite mosques in Afghanistan, leaving 39 dead

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 12:36
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DEBKAfile was founded by a team of journalists in June 2000 as an independent Internet Web site, providing an intelligence and security news service. October 12, 2016, 9:38 PM (IDT)

At least 39 people were killed on Wednesday in two suicide attacks at Shiite mosques in Afghanistan. In the first attack, a terrorist opened fire on worshippers who had gathered at a mosque in the capital Kabul to mark the Ashura holiday and then blew himself up, killing 18 people and wounding dozens of others. Several hours later, a terrorist detonated the explosive vest he was wearing outside a mosque north of Mazar-i-Sharif, capital of Balkh province, during a ceremony marking the holiday, killing at least 21 people and wounding about 30 others. The Islamic State organization took responsibility for the attacks and released pictures of the bombers. 

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