nfire ripping through a holy place in Kabul, 14 people shot dead. Another 43 wounded when a Shiite shrine came under attack Tuesday night. Scenes of carnage and anguish as families discover the bodies of their loved ones. Shiite worshippers had flocked to the shrine in Afghanistan's capital city for the holy day of Ashura.
Eyewitnesses described an explosion followed by shots.>>
> People were gathered inside the shrine for worship when the attackers arrived. First they shot the policeman at the gate and then they entered the compound.>> Authorities say there was only one attacker and he was dressed up as a policeman.
After security forces evacuated the shrine and shot him dead, angry crowds surrounding the gunman, shouting and kicking at the body. There are widespread complaints of discrimination against Afghanistan's Shiite minority which has faced a rising threat from Sunni militant groups like the Taliban and Islamic State. Last July, 84 people were killed in a suicide attack on a Shiite protest march later claimed by ISIS.
Ashura is an important time for Shiites, when they mourn the death of the Prophet Muhammad's grandson, an event that led to the split between Islam's two main sects. Authorities had warned of possible attacks ahead of the day. So far, no group has claimed responsibility.