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Afghan Government Enlists Locals to Guard Shi'ite Religious Sites

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Following numerous Islamic State attacks on Afghanistan's Shi'ite minority in several provinces, the government in Kabul has enlisted hundreds of Shi'ite civilians to protect their religious sites against the growing IS threat.

“Based on the demands of Shi'ite elders and scholars, and a decision by the National Security Council, local people have been recruited to help protect mosques in Kabul,” Mohammad Sadeq Muradi, Kabul deputy police chief told VOA.

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