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Around 2,000 Shiite Muslims in western Afghanistan staged a protest Tuesday against growing sectarian attacks by ISIS, as the government warned that the group had expanded its foothold into 11 provinces.A prayer leader was killed and five others wounded in one such attack on Sunday.Last year Afghanistan witnessed a wave of attacks on Shiites claimed by ISIS, which considers Shiite Muslims apostates.At least 14 Shiites were killed in October in a powerful blast at a mosque in the northern city of Mazar-e-Sharif, hours after gunmen targeted Shiite worshipers in a shrine in Kabul and killed 18 people. In July the ISIS militants targeted members of Kabul's Shiite community in a suicide bombing that killed more than 80 people and wounded 130 .
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