Gunman attacks a Shiite shrine in Kabul as worshippers observe Ashura, killing 18. IS in Afghanistan claims responsibility.
While the center of Kunduz is now said to be secure, Taliban continue to occupy surrounding areas. This analysis in Der Spiegel discusses the generally deteriorating security situation in the country.
This is exactly what we do not want to hear. Shiite militia leader says Mosul battle will be “revenge for the martydom of Husain.” Oog.