Shia Afghans despair as they bury victims of mosque attack

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Al-Araby

Shuja kneels to mutter a prayer, his fingertips touching the small mound of earth now covering the body of his 12-year-old brother Shaia, killed by a suicide bomber. Shaia had gone to pray on Friday at the Gozar-e-Sayed mosque in Kunduz, and was among scores of Shia Muslims who died in the blast, including three other members of his family who now lay buried beside him. “It’s so raw right now,” Shuja tells AFP, just after he has buried his young sibling. “Words cannot explain the emotions in my heart.” Friday’s suicide bombing was the latest in a string of attacks on Afghanistan’s minority Shi…

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