Afghanistan holds day of mourning after bomb kills at least 80

Afghanistan holds day of mourning after bomb kills at least 80

Interior ministry bans public gatherings in apparent attempt to avoid inter-communal strife after attack on Hazara march

Afghanistan has marked a national day of mourning a day after a suicide bomber killed at least 80 people who were taking part in a peaceful demonstration in Kabul. The attack was claimed by Islamic State.

Authorities said 231 people were wounded, some seriously, in the bombing on Saturday afternoon at a march by members of the ethnic Hazara community, who are predominantly Shia Muslim. Most Afghans are Sunni, and Isis regards Shias as apostates.

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