(NPR) – Thousands Of Afghans March In Kabul, Demanding Justice For 7 Shiites Killed

Protesters march through the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, carrying the coffins of seven ethnic Hazaras who were allegedly killed by the Taliban. The demonstrators called for justice and for a government that can ensure security in the country.
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Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in Kabul on Wednesday to demand justice after the brutal killings of seven members of a Shiite minority group. The protesters blame the deaths on Islamist militants. The crowd followed followed the coffins as they were carried toward the presidential palace in the center of the city.


The protest reached a boiling point when some marchers tried to climb over the presidential palace walls, the Associated Press reports. AP adds that the Afghan president’s spokesperson said that guards fired gunshots and 10 people were wounded.


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