Afghanistan’s persecuted Hazaras have little hope in peace talks

By Shereena Qazi | Al Jazeera

Kabul, Afghanistan – On September 5 last year, a Wednesday, coach Ghulam Abbas, 58, heard gunfire at the Maiwand Wrestling club in Dash-e-Barchi, a neighbourhood in Kabul’s west home to a sizeable Hazara community.

A guard yelled “suicide attacker!” and Abbas ran towards the emergency exit door, slamming it shut behind him.

But the attacker’s foot was trapped in the door.