Category Archives: Kabul

ISIS attack hits Kabul as Pompeo joins Afghanistan peace talks

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Mortar shells slammed into a residential area of Afghanistan’s capital and killed eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held what are likely his last meetings with the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators trying to hammer out a peace deal. The attack in Kabul, claimed by Islamic […]

ISIS attack hits Kabul as Pompeo joins Afghanistan peace talks

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Mortar shells slammed into a residential area of Afghanistan’s capital and killed eight people Saturday, hours before outgoing U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held what are likely his last meetings with the Taliban and Afghan government negotiators trying to hammer out a peace deal. The attack in Kabul, claimed by Islamic […]

Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban prisoners called for in US agreement

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict, the government said Friday. Javid Faisal, spokesman for the Afghan National Security Council, made the announcement. Taliban officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not […]

Kabul begins release of final 400 Taliban prisoners called for in US agreement

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KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan has released the first 80 of a final 400 Taliban prisoners, paving the way for negotiations between the warring sides in Afghanistan’s protracted conflict, the government said Friday. Javid Faisal, spokesman for the Afghan National Security Council, made the announcement. Taliban officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they are not […]

Taliban in Kabul to discuss prisoner releases under US peace deal

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KABUL, Afghanistan — A five-member Taliban team was in Kabul on Thursday to follow up on this week’s prisoner release by the Afghan government that saw hundreds of insurgents freed. It was the single largest such release since a U.S.-Taliban deal earlier this year spelling an exchange of detainees between the warring sides. Javid Faisal, […]

Taliban in Kabul to discuss prisoner releases under US peace deal

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KABUL, Afghanistan — A five-member Taliban team was in Kabul on Thursday to follow up on this week’s prisoner release by the Afghan government that saw hundreds of insurgents freed. It was the single largest such release since a U.S.-Taliban deal earlier this year spelling an exchange of detainees between the warring sides. Javid Faisal, […]