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There are many important matters that are going on in the world that are connected to historical events discussed in the class. Even though they happen during different time periods, the events can be related to each other. A lot of situations that happened in the past is similar to some events that happens in the present. A contemporary news event is the attack during a religious meeting in Afghanistan. This can be related to the 9/11 event that happened several years ago. Both events do have similarities and also differs from each other.

There was a bombing in a religious meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan on November 20, 2018. This attack killed about 55 people. According to Wahid Majrooh, who is the spokesman for the Ministry Public Health, about 96 people were also injured in an explosion in a wedding palace and 24 people were serious. This bombing was characterized as a suicide bombing.

This event reminds me of the 9/11 event that took place for many reasons. 9/11 was a series of attacks that happened throughout many places in the U.S. on September 11, 2001. However, the biggest attack on that day happened in New York City. The twin towers in the World Trade Center were attacked when 2 planes flew into them. This is a devastating event that still affects so many people till today.

Both the Afghanistan bombing and 9/11 are related for many reasons. In the “9/11 attacks” article, it states, “On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airplanes and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States”. Both events are suicide attacks. Suicide attack is when someone carries out a violent attack to kill themselves, however it affects the public as well by injuring them and/or killing them.

Also, the Afghan bombing and 9/11 attacks were carried out by militants. In the “At least 40 killed in suicide bombing at Afghan religious gathering, it states, “It follows a wave of violence across war-torn Afghanistan in recent weeks that has killed hundreds of people as militants step up attacks”. A militant is someone who is serious about an issue and therefore acts aggressive to make something happen. Another similarity is that both attacks were terrorist attacks.

There are also many differences between both of these events. The bombing in Afghanistan was targeted towards muslims. In the article, it states, “President Ashraf Ghani called the attack “a crime against Islam and humanity” and declared a national day of mourning on Wednesday”. However, 9/11 attack was done by muslims, targeted towards the Americans. It was carried out by ISIS and the ISIS group leader Osama Bin Laden. ISIS was a terrorist group. Also, Osama Bin Laden later died during the Obama administration. 

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