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Grieving worshippers Wednesday described desperately trying to shelter their children against a hail of gunfire in Kabul that killed at least 18 people gathering to mark Ashoura, one of the most important festivals of the Shiite calendar.There were conflicting reports about the number of attackers and attacks on Tuesday, with interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqqi saying Wednesday there had been two attacks in two different Kabul locations.The threat of attack targeting Shiites was considered particularly serious during Ashoura, and many foreign embassies in Kabul had restricted their staff's movements until the end of the week.The last attack on Afghanistan's Shiite minority, on July 23 in Kabul, killed 84 people and left 130 injured.In 2011, about 80 people were killed and more than 100 were wounded when a suicide bomber struck a gathering of Shiites during Ashoura in the heart of Kabul.
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