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Kabul attacks: who is behind the suicide bombing?

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Guardian, 7 December 2011
In the Guardian’s ‘Comment is free’ section, Abbas Daiyar – who has also written blogs for AAN – draws the genealogical tree of Pakistan-based secterian splinter group Lashkar-i Jhangvi al-Al(a)mi that took responsibility for the Ashura attacks in Kabul and Mazar back to mainstream JUI party and also points to the notorious October 1998 anti-Shia speech of Taleban commander Mullah Manan Niazi in Mazar when he warned the Hazaras to either convert to Hanafi Sunnism or ‘face the consequences’.


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