A host of Shia clerics have already asked the Taliban to receive their arms in a bid to establish security in their places of worship. The Taliban have taken all the weapons from local forces, Anadolu News Agency reported.
Mohammad Zahedi, head of Shia union and Kandahar’s Friday prayers leader, voices concern over the security of Shias in the country and also over the Taliban’s lack of experience in establishing security.
“Taliban officials have committed to preventing such attacks,” said Zahedi, who was leading Friday prayers when Daesh (ISIS-ISIL) terrorists targeted a mosque in Kandahar on October 15, killing at least 60 worshippers.
“The Taliban also announced that they would increase the number of security and intelligence personnel,” he added.
The attacks pursue the aim of initiating a religious war between Shias and Sunnis, he said, noting that Daesh terrorists also seek to prove their activity by such measures.
Hossein Nouri Shourparaei, a representative of Grand Ayatollah Sistani in Afghanistan and a former Friday prayers leader in Kandahar, rules out the probability of any religious war in Afghanistan, saying that Shia and Sunni Muslims are united in the country.