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Militant attack on Shiite shrine in Afghan capital kills 14

An Afghan official says 14 people have been killed in a militant attack on a Shiite shrine in the capital city of Kabul.

The Interior Ministry's spokesman, Sediq Sediqqi, said on Tuesday 26 people were wounded in the attack on the Sakhi Shrine.

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He said 13 civilians and one policeman were killed, and three police were among the wounded.

Contrary to earlier reports of three gunmen, Sediqqi said only one gunman attacked the shrine. He was shot dead by police.

The attack took place as Shiites gathered ahead of Wednesday's Ashoura Day, which commemorates the death in A.D. 680 of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, Imam Hussein.

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