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Afghanistan car bombing kills at least 30 security force personnel
  + stars: | 2020-11-29 | by ( Reuters Staff | ) sentiment -1.00   time to read: +2 min
KABUL (Reuters) - A car bombing in the Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members on Sunday, officials said, and casualties could increase given the intensity and location of the blast. Afghan National Army soldiers keep watch outside of a military compound after a car bomb blast on the outskirts of Ghazni city, Afghanistan November 29, 2020. REUTERS/Mustafa AndalebBaz Mohammad Hemat, director of the provincial hospital in Ghazni, said 30 bodies and 24 injured people had been transported there. The blast targeted a compound of the public protection force, a wing of the Afghan security forces, local officials said. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid, when contacted by Reuters, did not confirm or deny responsibility.
Persons: Mustafa Andaleb Baz Mohammad Hemat, , Tariq Arian, Zabihullah Mujahid, Gul Islam Syaal, Haji Ata Jan Haqbayan Organizations: Afghan National Army, REUTERS, Reuters, Taliban Locations: KABUL, Afghanistan’s, Ghazni, Ghazni city, Afghanistan, Qatari, Doha, Zabul
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with a Taliban delegation hours after mortar shells slammed into different parts of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul, on Saturday, killing at least eight people. The mortar barrage came as Pompeo was preparing to meet with representatives of the Afghan government and the Taliban, who are holding talks in the Arabian Gulf nation of Qatar, though progress has been slow. Abdullah Abdullah, the Afghan government's chief negotiator in peace talks, condemned Saturday's attack in a tweet calling it a "cowardly" act. Members of Taliban's peace negotiation team met with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Qatari capital Doha, on Saturday. There have been calls for a cease-fire if peace talks in Doha are to continue.
Persons: Mike Pompeo, Tariq Arian, Pompeo, Zabihullah Mujahid, Akbar Khan, Abdullah Abdullah, Saturday's, Patrick Semansky, Christopher Miller, Miller, Donald Trump's, Jens Stoltenberg, Stoltenberg Organizations: Taliban, NBC News, ISIS, SITE Intelligence Group, NBC, Iranian Embassy, Qatari, Doha, Getty, The U.S, Pentagon, U.S, Capitol, NATO, United, Associated Press Locations: Kabul, Arabian, Qatar, Iranian, AFP, Qatar's, Doha, Afghanistan, U.S, Iraq, United States
A Taliban spokesperson said Wednesday that the insurgent force welcomes President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw thousands of US troops from Afghanistan, calling it a "good step." While the Taliban welcomes the move, Afghan national security officials and military leaders have raised concerns about a premature withdrawal. The Taliban said Wednesday that it welcomed President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw thousands of US troops from Afghanistan, calling it a "good step." "It is a good step and in the interest of the people of both countries," Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP Wednesday. While the Taliban has welcomed the withdrawal of a substantial number of US forces, the Afghan military has not, according to multiple reports.
Persons: Donald Trump's, Chris Miller, Zabihullah Mujahid, Trump's, Miller, Trump, Mark Esper, Col, Abdul Fattah Ishaqzai, Zabiullah Ghorzang, Javid Faisal, Mitch McConnell Organizations: Pentagon, Taliban, Afghan, AFP, CNN, Department of Defense, New York Times, Afghanistan's National Security Council, Twitter, Republicans Locations: Afghanistan, American, Iraq, Kandahar Province, Kandahar, Vietnam
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