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'My heart bleeds for Afghanistan'

A suicide bombing has killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 100 at a shrine in Kabul, prompting the Afghan President Hamid Karzai to say that a sectarian attack on this scale was unprecedented in Afghanistan.

World Affairs editor John Simpson and Sir Sherard Cowper-Coles, former UK envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, reflect on the significance of the attack.

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