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Men whip themselves with knives at the Ashoura commemoration in Kabul (photos)

by | 24th, November 2012

TO Afghanistan, to see Shiite Muslims flagellating themselves with knives during the Ashoura (aka Ashura) commemoration in Kabul. Ashoura honours the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, in 680 A.D. Last year, the commemoration saw Afghanistan’s first major sectarian attack since the fall of the Taliban regime. In that strike, a suicide bomber on foot detonated his vest amid scores of worshippers at a Shiite shrine, killing at least 80 people…

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15204830 Men whip themselves with knives at the Ashoura commemoration in Kabul (photos)
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An Afghan Shiite flagellates himself with knives during the Ashoura commemoration in Kabul, Afghanistan, Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012. Ashoura honors the death of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, in 680 A.D. Last year, the commemoration saw Afghanistan's first major sectarian attack since the fall of the Taliban regime. In that strike, a suicide bomber on foot detonated his vest amid scores of worshippers at a Shiite shrine, killing at least 80 people.(AP Photo/Musadeq Sadeq)

 



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