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Shias in Afghanistan call on govt. to protect them against terrorist attacks

Amin Alemi

Press TV, Kabul

Based on official statistics, systematic targeting of Shia people in Afghanistan kicked off almost seven years ago.

Since then, over 100 Shia civilians have been killed and many others wounded, including women and children, in tens of separate attacks such as bomb blasts or targeted killings. However, it seems that the time for the killing of Shia people has already arrived for the terrorist groups, mainly Daesh.

This comes as the Afghan presidential palace has promised to implement a comprehensive security plan in western Kabul to tackle security threats there. However, there is still no positive change in the security situation in the Shia-dominated area of western Kabul.

In the latest incident on Saturday evening, two minivans were blown up in western Kabul . The twin blasts claimed the lives of at least 7 Shia civilians and wounded more than 10 others.

In the meantime, some prominent Shia leaders urge the government to either urgently unveil its own security plan for western Kabul or approve people’s security plan to protect Shia people against terrorist attacks and bombings.

Afghan government blames Taliban for targeting Shia population. Taliban, however, reject the accusation. This comes as Daesh proudly claims responsibility for most of such attacks and even warns of launching more and more attacks on Shia people across the country.

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