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Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Sunnis and Shias Engage in Violent Scuffle

Herat, Afghanistan
February 10, 2006

An article in The Middle East Times reported that the two sects clashed in Herat, leaving four dead and 90 injured. Hundreds of troops came to break up the violence, which consisted of hand-grenade attacks, hand-to-hand fighting and stabbings. Energy minister Ismail Khan said that it was unclear what had sparked the violence in the normally peaceful Herat but ‘foreign elements’ appeared to have had played a role, an opinion echoed by other officials including President Karzai. The Taliban appeared to have been involved. Click here for the full story.


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