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Attacks on Afghan mosques

An Afghan girl receives treatment at a hospital after a gunman attacked a shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. Islamic State claimed responsibility for a mass shooting that killed at least 18 worshippers at a shrine in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, raising fears of sectarian violence after a string of attacks on the country's Shi'ite minority. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan girl receives treatment at a hospital after a gunman attacked a shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. Islamic State claimed responsibility for a mass shooting that killed at least 18 worshippers at a shrine in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, raising...more

An Afghan girl receives treatment at a hospital after a gunman attacked a shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. Islamic State claimed responsibility for a mass shooting that killed at least 18 worshippers at a shrine in the Afghan capital on Tuesday, raising fears of sectarian violence after a string of attacks on the country's Shi'ite minority. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The claim to Tuesday's attack, released online, came as the community observed Ashura, one of its holiest days, although commemorations have been subdued because of security fears.

REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The claim to Tuesday's attack, released online, came as the community observed Ashura, one of its holiest days, although commemorations have been subdued because of...more

Afghan policemen stand guard near the site of an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The claim to Tuesday's attack, released online, came as the community observed Ashura, one of its holiest days, although commemorations have been subdued because of security fears. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan policemen walk inside the Sakhi Shrine after a overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attacker in Kabul, said to be wearing a police uniform, entered the Karte Shakhi mosque on Tuesday night and opened fire on a crowd of Shi'ite Muslims marking Ashura, which commemorates the seventh-century death of a grandson of the prophet Mohammad.

REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan policemen walk inside the Sakhi Shrine after a overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attacker in Kabul, said to be wearing a police uniform, entered the Karte Shakhi mosque on Tuesday night and opened fire on a crowd of Shi'ite Muslims...more

Afghan policemen walk inside the Sakhi Shrine after a overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. The attacker in Kabul, said to be wearing a police uniform, entered the Karte Shakhi mosque on Tuesday night and opened fire on a crowd of Shi'ite Muslims marking Ashura, which commemorates the seventh-century death of a grandson of the prophet Mohammad. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan men carry a wounded man at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. On Wednesday afternoon, an explosion outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan killed at least 14 people and wounded 24 at a similar gathering. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for that assault.

REUTERS/ Anil Usyan

Afghan men carry a wounded man at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. On Wednesday afternoon, an explosion outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan killed at least 14 people and wounded 24 at a similar gathering....more

Afghan men carry a wounded man at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. On Wednesday afternoon, an explosion outside a mosque in northern Afghanistan killed at least 14 people and wounded 24 at a similar gathering. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for that assault. REUTERS/ Anil Usyan
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A blood-stained stretcher is placed outside a hospital after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A blood-stained stretcher is placed outside a hospital after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A blood-stained stretcher is placed outside a hospital after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan October 11, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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An Afghan man sits inside an ambulance after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan man sits inside an ambulance after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan man sits inside an ambulance after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan men transfer a coffin of the civilian on top of a bus at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan men transfer a coffin of the civilian on top of a bus at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan men transfer a coffin of the civilian on top of a bus at a hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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An Afghan mourns at the gate of the Sakhi Shrine after an overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan mourns at the gate of the Sakhi Shrine after an overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan mourns at the gate of the Sakhi Shrine after an overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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An Afghan boy receives treatment at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. REUTERS/ Anil Usyan

An Afghan boy receives treatment at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. REUTERS/ Anil Usyan

An Afghan boy receives treatment at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. REUTERS/ Anil Usyan
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An Afghan boy looks at a broken window of Sakhi Shrine after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan boy looks at a broken window of Sakhi Shrine after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan boy looks at a broken window of Sakhi Shrine after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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An Afghan boy receives treatment at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. REUTERS/ Anil Usyan

An Afghan boy receives treatment at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. REUTERS/ Anil Usyan

An Afghan boy receives treatment at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. REUTERS/ Anil Usyan
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A view of the Sakhi Shrine after an overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A view of the Sakhi Shrine after an overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

A view of the Sakhi Shrine after an overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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An Afghan man receives treatment at a hospital after a gunman attacked in a shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan man receives treatment at a hospital after a gunman attacked in a shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan man receives treatment at a hospital after a gunman attacked in a shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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An Afghan policeman stands guard outside the Sakhi Shrine after an overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan policeman stands guard outside the Sakhi Shrine after an overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan policeman stands guard outside the Sakhi Shrine after an overnight attack in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan men carry a wounded man at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. REUTERS/ Anil Usyan

Afghan men carry a wounded man at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. REUTERS/ Anil Usyan

Afghan men carry a wounded man at a hospital after a bomb blast in northern Mazar-i-Sharif, Afghanistan. REUTERS/ Anil Usyan
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Afghan Shi'ite Muslims perform prayers at the funeral for one of the victims of Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan Shi'ite Muslims perform prayers at the funeral for one of the victims of Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan Shi'ite Muslims perform prayers at the funeral for one of the victims of Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan Shi'ite Muslim men carry the body of a victim, who was killed in Tuesday's attack, for the burial ceremony at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan Shi'ite Muslim men carry the body of a victim, who was killed in Tuesday's attack, for the burial ceremony at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan Shi'ite Muslim men carry the body of a victim, who was killed in Tuesday's attack, for the burial ceremony at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan Shi'ite Muslims men attend the burial ceremony for a victim who was killed in Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan Shi'ite Muslims men attend the burial ceremony for a victim who was killed in Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan Shi'ite Muslims men attend the burial ceremony for a victim who was killed in Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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Afghan Shi'ite Muslim men mourn over the grave of a victim who was killed in Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan Shi'ite Muslim men mourn over the grave of a victim who was killed in Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Afghan Shi'ite Muslim men mourn over the grave of a victim who was killed in Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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An Afghan digs a grave for one of the victims of Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan digs a grave for one of the victims of Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

An Afghan digs a grave for one of the victims of Tuesday's attack at the Sakhi Shrine in Kabul, Afghanistan. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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