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.
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A bomb blast at a Shi'ite Muslim procession in Pakistan's Sindh province for the Shi'ite holiday of Ashura killed 16 people on Friday and wounded at least 40, a police official said.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani official says a bomb blast in the northwestern city of Peshawar has killed nine people near a mosque belonging to the Shiite Muslim minority sect.
One day after dozens of people were killed in two suicide bomb attacks aimed at Shiites, there's been another deadly explosion. At least five of the victims were children, officials say.
At least 63 people were killed in a series of bomb attacks in Afghanistan on Tuesday during ceremonies marking the Shiite holiday of Ashura in three different targeted locations, but the majority of the deaths occurred in Kabul. A P...