Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Attack on Afghanistan mosque highlights increased targeting of religious figures

Two people were killed and 10 injured after a group of gunmen opened fire in a mosque in Afghanistan’s Wardak Province, which borders Kabul, BBC News reported today.

Local police have not determined a motive, but suspect Taliban involvement.

The article indicated that the insurgency is moving closer and closer to Kabul, as demonstrated by this latest incident.

Attacks on religious figures, while unusual, have been increasing over the past year. Many of the targeted leaders are thought to be pro-government.

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