Afghanistan: Hundreds partake in bloody Ashura procession

Hundreds of Afghani Shiite Muslims partook in a mass self-flagellation to commemorate the Shia festival of Ashura, on Sunday, in Kabul. Ashura, which takes place on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic Hijri calendar, is a day of mourning which commemorates the killing of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, as well as his family and companions at the Battle of Karbala on 10... Еще Muharram, 61 AH (10 October, 680 AD).

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