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Afghans are seen near the scene of a suicide attack Tuesday in Kabul, Afghanistan. A suicide bomber struck a crowd of Shiite worshippers marking a holy day in the Afghan capital, killing scores of people in an unprecedented wave of violence against the minority Islamic sect in Afghanistan.

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Carnage in Kabul sparks fear of sectarian strife

In Afghanistan’s first major sectarian assault since the fall of the Taliban regime a decade ago, a suicide bomber slaughtered 56 Shiite worshippers and wounded more than 160 others Tuesday outside a Shiite shrine in the capital.

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