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Shia-Sunni clash in Kabul; 17 people hurt

The fighting occurred in a camp for displaced people in Herat, near the Iranian border.

india Updated: Feb 09, 2006 15:40 IST

Fighting between Shiite Muslims and Sunnis on Thursday in western Afghanistan injured 17 people, officials said.

The fighting occurred in a camp for displaced people in Herat, near the Iranian border, said Barakatullah Mohammedi, a doctor at Herat Hospital.

He said 17 people were injured. It was not immediately clear what sparked the fighting during the Shi'ite sect's most important festival, Ashoura.

First Published: Feb 09, 2006 15:35 IST