ISIL have claimed responsibilty for the assault on a Shi’ite Hazara protest march.
The minority Hazara are of Mongolian and Central Asian Origin.
They were demanding access to a new electricity power line:“We heard a loud, terrible explosion and everyone was covered in blood,” said one marcher.
Another said they were warned about the possibility of carnage:“Today we came out asking for justice in a peaceful manner, the government warned us we would be killed if we did and today we have been killed.”
The Afghan government confirmed they feared a terrorist attack on the march.
The protesters want the new power line to pass through their impoverished Hazarajat province. (Euronews)