Afghanistan:twins blasts in Asura Procession,54 mourners Martyred

afghanistan ashuraAt least 54 Afghans Shia have lost their lives in two separate explosions in Afghanistan’s Kabul and Mazar-i-Sharif as Shia Muslims were commemorating the martyrdom of the third Shia Imam, Imam Hussein (AS),(Grandson of the Holy Prophet PBUH), Shiite News reports.

On Tuesday, a bomb went off in the centre of Kabul, where Shias had gathered to commemorate the day of Ashura and the martyrdom of Imam Hussein as,Grandson of the Holy Prophet (PBUH).

At least 48 shia mourners, including children, were martyred and more than 150 mourners wounded in the bloody attack. 

Hashmatullah Stanekzai, a spokesman for Kabul police, said that the blast took place at the Abu Fazel shrine where worshippers had gathered for mourning rituals. 

In a separate incident, four Afghans shias, including a soldier, were martyred in a bomb blast near a mosque in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif in Balkh Province on Tuesday. 

Millions of Shia Muslims across the globe are holding mourning rituals to honor Imam Hossein as,Grandson of the Holy Prophet (PBUH),and a number of his loyal companions who were brutally martyred while fighting for justice in Karbala, Iraq, over 1,300 years ago.

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