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Shia killings on Ashura

Today, on the 10th day of Muharram, another 14 Shias in Afghanistan were killed by a bomb blast, and 10 Shia Muslim women in Nigeria were killed by a suicide bomber during religious processions marking the day of Ashura. 

The, mostly Shia Muslim, Hazara community has been the victim of ethnoreligious cleansing by the Taliban and other extremist groups in both Afghanistan and Pakistan. 

Nigeria’s Shia minority has been under attack by the national army and fringe terrorist groups for several years now. Last year, hundreds (approximately 348) of Shia Muslim Nigerians were fired upon by the national army during a mass protest.