Afghan slayings linked to Islamic State touch off huge protests in Kabul

November 11, 2015 2:39 PM

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Afghan slayings linked to Islamic State touch off huge protests in Kabul

KABUL — Afghan security forces fired warning shots outside the presidential palace Wednesday to drive thousands of protesters angered over slayings believed carried out by militants linked to the Islamic State.

The demonstration — one of the largest in recent years in Afghanistan — highlighted growing discontent over the inability to quell groups such as the Taliban and Islamic State-inspired factions. It also displayed the unease of minorities fearing they could increasingly become targets of militants.

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