At least eight people were killed and 18 others injured in Kabul on Friday during a Shia community mourning gathering following the holy month of Muharram.
According to locals Hazara-Shia, the community was targeted in this attack. Local Afghan media reported that Taliban spokesperson said that the explosion took place in the Sarkariz area of the capital city.
Last month, a bomb exploded near Karte Parwan Gurudwara in Kabul, a month after the holy place was attacked by members of the Islamic State. Violence has been directed at Afghanistan’s religious minorities, notably the Sikh community.
Since the Taliban administration seized power in Afghanistan, bombings and attacks have been a regular affair, and human rights abuses such as the constant killing of civilians, the destruction of mosques and temples, the assault of women, and the spreading of terror in the area have continued unabatedly.