Bloody attacks on Hazaras killed over 50 in Kabul and Mazar i Sharif!
Remembering Oct. 1998:
"Almost immediately after the Taliban took control of the city, the new Taliban governor, Mullah Manan Niazi, delivered speeches at mosques throughout the city, threatening violence against Hazaras in retaliation for the killing of the Taliban prisoners in 1997, warning them that they should convert to the Hanafi Sunni sect or leave the city, or face the consequences, and threatening punishment for anyone who tried to protect Hazaras. In another speech he reportedly said, ’Hazaras are not Muslim, they are Shia. They are kuffar [infidels]. The Hazaras killed our force here, and now we have to kill Hazaras.’
As Human Rights Watch noted: "These speeches, given by the most senior Taliban official in Mazar at the time, clearly indicate that the killings and other attacks on Hazaras were not the actions of renegade Taliban forces but had the sanction of the Taliban authorities."