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Taliban destroy statue of Shia foe from 1990s civil war

Taliban destroy statue of Shia foe from 1990s civil war

The Taliban have blown up the statue of a Shia militia leader who had fought against them during Afghanistan's civil war in the 1990s, according to photos circulating on social media Wednesday. The statue depicted Abdul Ali Mazari, a militia leader killed by the Taliban in 1996, when the Islamic militants seized power from rival warlords. Mazari was a champion of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara minority, Shia who were persecuted under the Sunni Taliban's earlier rule.

from Times of India

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