Tayiba Musavi and Fatima Mohammadi Tayiba Musavi and Fatima Mohammadi

On Saturday, sticky bomb attacks claimed by Islamic State killed seven people in Kabul. Six died in the first attack in the Afghan capital, including two animators, a colleague has said.

According to film director Sahra Karimi, Tayiba Musavi (pictured top, left) and Fatima Mohammadi, who worked for the Afghan Film Organization, were among the dead; their bodies have been identified by their families. Karimi tweeted that the pair were animators working on an animated film for children.

The attacks happened in a mostly Shiite neighborhood of west Kabul. In a statement, Afghanistan’s IS affiliate said its members used sticky bombs — explosive devices that attach to vehicles — to blow up two minivans transporting “disbeliever Shiites.”

Bomb attacks have become increasingly frequent in areas of the city inhabited by the Hazara ethnic group, which is mostly Shiite. IS, which is Sunni, has consistently persecuted and killed Shiites.

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