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Afghanistan turmoil

Afghanistan minorities fear for future despite Taliban assurances

For some, last month's attack on Sikh temple was last straw

A Taliban fighter guards the site of an attack on a Sikh temple in Kabul on June 18. Many in the community question the rulers' ability to protect them.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- When an Islamic State group affiliate attacked a Sikh temple in the heart of Afghanistan's capital last month, it reignited fears of persecution among the country's religious minorities and cast doubt on the Taliban's ability to honor a pledge to provide security.

For many, it raised the question of whether minorities have any future in the country.

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