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Insurgents and government forces have both stepped up attacks during peace talks.
The injured include at least 10 children, a government spokesman said.
The government has few solutions for the deadly haze, officials acknowledge.
Some view him as a hero, others see a criminal.
Hazara protesters flooded the streets of Kabul and marched toward the presidential palace.
The Afghan Health Ministry said 55 were killed in the attack on the nation’s highest religious body as the faithful were marking the prophet Muhammad’s birth anniversary.
“I cried all the way,” one villager said. “We left everything behind.”
The demonstrators were reacting to a spate of insurgent attacks on Hazara Shiites in Ghazni province.
“He died for the success of freedom,” the officer wrote of Maj. Brent R. Taylor, who was killed in an insider attack this month.