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Afghan Shias fear further attacks on Ashura

KABUL: The Afghan capital Kabul braced on Saturday for further possible attacks ahead of Ashura, the holiest day on the Shia Muslim calendar, a day after an attack claimed by Islamic State that killed at least five people near a large Shia mosque. Ahead of the Ashura on Sunday, signs of increased security were in evidence across Kabul, with extra police checkpoints and roadblocks in many areas, while security was also increased in other cities. Afghanistan, a majority Sunni Muslim country, has traditionally not suffered…