Deadly attack hits Afghanistan's south | Afghanistan News | Al Jazeera

Deadly attack hits Afghanistan's south

Roadside bombing targeting pilgrims in Helmand province leaves 19 dead on Shia Islam's holiest day.

    Afghan President Hamid Karzai has said that a Pakistan-based armed group carried out a series of attacks that killed 59 people.
     
    Most of the dead in on Tuesday's attacks were pilgrims marking Ashoura, the holiest day on Shia Islam's calendar. The organisation is known to be anti-Shia, and has been linked to al-Qaeda armed group, Karzai said.
     
    Al Jazeera's Jennifer Glasse reports from Kabul.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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