...we need to breathe, says Nazir Peroz. He visits the Blue Mosque in Mazar-e-Sharif, built in the 15th century and known for its magnificently decorated blue tiles. It's one of Afghanistan's most important pilgrimage sites.
Fifteen cadets have died in the second deadly suicide bomb attack in the capital, Kabul, within 24 hours. An attack on a mosque on Friday evening claimed at least 56 lives and injured some 55 more.
At least seven US troops were injured when an Afghan soldier opened fire at a military base in northern Afghanistan. The incident comes as the US is expected to deploy an additional 4,000 troops to the war-torn country.
Afghanistan, Congo and Pakistan have been elected to the prestigious UN Human Rights Council. But experts say these countries have a dismal rights record and their election to the body is condemnable.
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