Why not? Because the Afghan government is Sunni, as are the Islamic State jihadis. If the Islamic State targets Rafidite dogs, that doesn’t bother the Afghan government in the least.
“Afghanistan’s Shi’ites call for protection after latest mosque attack,” Reuters, August 26, 2017:
Victims of the latest attack on Shi’ite Muslims in Afghanistan directed their anger squarely at the Afghan government, accusing it of failing to protect them despite repeated attacks.
Suicide bombers and gunmen, some dressed in police uniforms, attacked a mosque in Kabul during prayers on Friday, killing more than 40 people and wounding more than 100, according to mosque leaders.
Many of the victims were women trapped on the mosque’s second floor.
The United Nations put the preliminary toll at 20 civilians killed and more than 30 wounded, while the Interior Ministry said 28 people died and 50 were wounded.
At least 30 victims were buried on Saturday on the grounds of the same mosque as hundreds of family members, friends, and other mourners gathered under bullet-marked buildings.
Inside the mosque itself, blood was spattered everywhere and the walls were burned and scarred.
“The government does not care about us,” said Akhtar Hussain as he attended the funeral of a relative. “What should we expect from a government that has never tried to protect us?” Islamic State-affiliated militants claimed responsibility for the attack, the latest in a number of deadly assaults on Afghanistan’s Shi’ite population.
Sectarian violence has been relatively rare in Afghanistan, but since 2015 Islamic State militants have helped escalate fears by killing scores of Shi’ites at mosques, public gatherings and elsewhere.
Friday’s attack was the sixth attack on Shi’ite mosques so far this year, with Islamic State claiming responsibility for half of them, according to the UN….