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Blast kills 14 Shiites in northern Afghanistan

At least 14 Shiites were killed Wednesday in a bombing at a mosque in northern Afghanistan, the second deadly attack on the minority in as many days during the major festival of Ashura. "The explosion happened at the gate of the Shiite mosque in the centre of Balkh district (in Balkh province)," said provincial governor's spokesman Munir Ahmad Farhad, adding that 14 people were killed and 28 injured.
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