Terrorism
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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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Taliban violence surges amid peace talks

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 9/05/19, 10:16 am

The second Taliban attack this week in Afghanistan’s capital killed more than 10 people, including a U.S. service member. A car bomb went off Thursday in Kabul’s Shashdarak area, which houses the NATO Resolute Support mission and the U.S. Embassy. A Romanian soldier and at least 10 civilians also died, and about 40 other people sustained injuries.

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Terrorist attacks in Afghanistan leave dozens dead and injured

by Onize Ohikere
Posted 8/19/19, 10:44 am

Monday marked the 100th anniversary of Afghanistan’s independence, but two terror attacks on civilians have cast a pall on any celebration. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for an attack Saturday night at a wedding ceremony in Kabul that left 63 people dead and 182 injured. And on Monday, 10 explosions in Jalalabad injured about 66 people.

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