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Taliban now fighting a resurgent Islamic State. Watch for Iran to get involved.
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09/24/2022
 

Afghanistan Exploding in Sectarian Violence

Taliban now fighting a resurgent Islamic State. Watch for Iran to get involved.


BY JOSHUA TAYLOR

Three suicide bombers detonated their explosive vests after shooting their way inside of a Kandahar mosque on October 15, killing at least 47 and injuring 70. The attack occurred during Friday prayers when the mosque was packed with worshipers. The Afghan branch of the Islamic State posted a statement claiming responsibility.

Among the global chorus of condemnations for such horrific attacks, one voice stands out: the world’s number one state sponsor of terrorism, Iran. In a statement following the October 15 attack, Iran’s foreign minister harshly condemned the attack. Further, he called for unity between Sunnis and Shiites.

Why would Iran, whose entire reason for existence is to export the Islamic revolution, condemn any Islamic terrorist attack, let alone this terrorist attack? Because this attack was sectarian.

 

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