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United States condemns recent Taliban attacks

Newsroom24x7 Network Washington DC: The Taliban today, 18 September 2019, claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack carried out by a suicide bomber in Kabul that killed more than 22 Afghans.  Taliban also has claimed responsibility for a blast in the Parwan province capital of Charikar that killed more than two dozen people at a campaign

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Peace in Afghanistan: Can US Recipe be cherished in Afghanistan ever?

Major General S B Asthana,SM,VSM After several rounds of US Taliban Peace Talks in Doha, the reluctantly agreed upon ‘so-called intra-Afghan dialogue’ scheduled on April 19, 2019 was abruptly cancelled on April 18 amid seemingly insignificant disagreements about the size and composition of the Afghan delegation, which Taliban objected to. US State Department conveyed their

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US Secretary of State Tillerson for dialogue with the Taliban in Afghaistan

Newsroom24x7 Network Washington DC: The US Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson feels very strongly and wants some sort of a peace process. That means actually sitting down and talking with members of the Taliban and starting to facilitate that kind of dialogue. Like in many situations in many other countries, ultimately military options or

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Political settlement with Afghan Government is the only way to end conflict with Taliban: John Kerry

Newsroom24x7 Staff Brussels: The US Secretary of State John Kerry said here today that after the peace agreement between the Afghan Government and the militant group headed by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar that was announced last week, there is a path forward towards an honorable end to the conflict that the Taliban have waged. It cannot be

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Terror attack at a hospital in Pakistan and the Taliban-ISIS angle

Newsroom24x7 Staff Quetta (Pakistan): At least 93 people were killed, dozens of them lawyers, and over 100 others injured today when a Taliban suicide bomber struck mourners at a hospital here. The bomber struck at the government-run Civil Hospital in Quetta where the body of prominent lawyer and president of Balochistan Bar Association Bilal Anwar

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I will not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack our nation again: Barack Obama

Newsroom24x7 Staff Washington DC: US President Barack Obama today said that he would not allow Afghanistan to be used as safe haven for terrorists to attack the United States of America again. Obama said the security situation in Afghanistan remains precarious and the Taliban remains a threat. Underscoring his decision on the US miission in

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Seven killed in a Pak bomb blast in Peshawar

Newsroom24x7 Desk Peshawar : At least seven people have been killed and a few others injured in a bomb blast in Pakistan. according to police officials, a bomb blast took place close to a police checkpoint in north-western Pakistan, which resulted in causing fatalities to seven persons and wounding few locals in the area. About

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Today’s meeting could open talk-gate between Kabul and Islamabad again

Newsroom24x7 Desk Kabul : Today’s meeting in Islamabad could revive a talk process that disrupted last summer, after Afghanistan announced that Mullah Mohammad Omar, founder and leader of the Taliban, had died in a Pakistani hospital more than two years ago. That announcement had forced the Taliban to pull out of the talks after just

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Afghan forces ready to take Taliban in a counter-attack

Newsroom24x7 Desk Kunduz : Afghan forces arrived at Kunduz airport in preparation for a counter-attack on the embattled city, which was under seizure of Taliban since Monday and have planned an operation in the next few hours. Militants captured buildings and freed hundreds from jail after carrying out a massive attack at Kunduz. The attacks

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Stop sending us messages of war – warns Ashraf Ghani to Pakistan and Taliban

Newsroom24x7 Desk Kabul, Afghanistan : “Pakistan still remains a venue and ground for gatherings from which mercenaries send us messages of war”, politely fumed Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani while addressing a press gathering at Kabul on Monday. This came in after the recent suicide car bombing earlier in the day near Kabul International Airport, killing

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Pakistan under siege: Sectarian war, target killings, militant networks and what not

Lalit Shastri Karachi is once more reeling under the impact of a brutal attack on a Ismaili Shia bus which left at 45 people dead on May 13. Earlier in January, a suicide bomber had triggered a blast killing 61 at a Shia mosque at Shikarpur not far from Karachi. In the latest incident, the attackers

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