Terrorism
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Taliban targets presidential campaign

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/17/19, 11:36 am

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani escaped uninjured from a suicide bombing Tuesday, but 24 people died in the attack at one of his campaign rallies. The attacker rammed his motorcycle into the entrance of the gathering in the northern city of Charakar. A local official said the casualties included many women and children. Hours later, the extremist group struck again near the U.S. Embassy in the capital city of Kabul, killing at least 22 people, according to an Afghan official. On Monday, NATO confirmed a U.S. service member was killed in action.

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Osama bin Laden’s son is dead

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/16/19, 11:09 am

Hamza bin Laden, the son of deceased al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, died in “a United States counterterrorism operation in the Afghanistan/Pakistan region,” the White House confirmed on Saturday. It’s not clear when or exactly how he died.

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Afghanistan peace talks on hold

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/09/19, 11:01 am

President Donald Trump said he canceled a secret meeting scheduled for Sunday with Taliban leaders and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani at Camp David. The United States put peace talks on hold with the Taliban and recalled special envoy Zalmay Khalilzad after the extremist group intensified attacks in Afghanistan.

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