KABUL, Afghanistan — A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite
worshippers who packed a Kabul mosque Tuesday to mark a holy day,
killing at least 56 people, and a second bombing in another city killed
four more Shiites. The were the first major sectarian assaults since the
fall of the Taliban a decade ago.
A third attack, a motorcycle bomb in the southern city of
Kandahar, killed one civilian. But police said it did not target Shiites
as they commemorated Ashoura, which marks the seventh century death of
the Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein.