Kabul — Militants in Afghanistan are adopting a new tactic to spread fear in the capital, Kabul, especially among the ethnic Hazara minority, planting bombs on crowded buses that have until now largely been spared such bloodshed.

Two blasts on buses in an area dominated by Shiite Muslim Hazaras killed at least 12 people and wounded 10 on Tuesday, raising fears in the community and alarming security officials who say such attacks are nearly impossible to stop...

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