November 3, 2018

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Afghan Shi'ite militia battles Taliban, raising sectarian fears (Ismail Sameem, 11/03/18, Reuters) 

A week of fighting between Taliban militants and fighters loyal to a commander from the mainly Shi'ite Hazara minority has heightened fears of a dangerous new phase of sectarian violence in Afghanistan.

The clashes in the central province of Uruzgan, which have killed at least 21 people, have highlighted concerns that Hazaras, members of a mainly Shi'ite Persian-speaking minority targeted by Islamic State attacks over recent years, may take up arms in frustration at a lack of action by the government.

Posted by at November 3, 2018 12:39 PM

  

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