Afghans Fill Streets Protesting ISIS-Linked Beheadings
Protesters marched through Kabul fueled by anger at what they see as government inaction over the killings of the seven members of their Hazara minority group.
Men mourn over the coffins of seven decapitated Shiite Hazaras, including four men, two women and one child, during a funeral procession protest on November 10, 2015 in Kabul. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani november 9 condemned the beheading of a group of Shiite Hazaras, including a child, in the southern province of Zabul, the scene of deadly clashes between rival Taliban groups. Local officials in Zabul province said the headless bodies of four men, two women and one child, who were kidnapped by armed men in October from neighbouring Ghazni province, were found in Khak-i-Afghan district of troubled Zabul on November 8. The circumstances surrounding the beheadings are unclear. Some local officials pointed the finger at fighters from the Islamic State group (IS) in the province, but the government does not have control of the area and the claim could not be independently verified. AFP PHOTO / Wakil KohsarWAKIL KOHSAR/AFP/Getty ImagesWAKIL KOHSAR / AFP - Getty Images