Men wearing Afghan military uniforms shot dead two North Atlantic Treaty Organisation soldiers in the country’s south Wednesday, the coalition said, the first insider attack on foreign troops since the Taliban’s bitter power transition.
U.S. and global troops are already dealing with the resurgence of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the entry of the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL), which has appeared in parts of the country, carrying out brutal executions. Mellibin also says Ghani remains firmly committed towards a path that can lead to a better relationship with Pakistan.
U.S. company DynCorp worldwide on Monday named three employees who were killed by a auto bomb that hit their armored vehicle in Kabul at the weekend, saying the men all worked on a program to train the Afghan army and police.
“Our stand is clear in this regards”, said Hashemi, “we want Pakistan to take action against all those groups that operate from its territory and have sworn to harm the people of Afghanistan“.
The Institute of Strategic Studies arranged a public talk to highlight challenges arising in the wake of Taliban supremo Mullah Omer’s death and its impact on the ongoing Afghan peace. They have since regrouped, but are only active in Afghanistan. It is for the Taliban to decide on their future, he continued. And the reality is that they have not had, and will not have, a better one.
The Afghan Ministry of Defense said, in a statement, on Sunday that 37 militants, including a key commander and a shadow district governor, had been killed in two days of airstrikes in the district of Mosa Qala.
“There’s no new strategy with respect to what we’re trying to do in Afghanistan with our global partners”, State Department spokesman John Kirby told reporters at his daily news conference.
The statement did not disclose if there were any casualties on the side of security forces.
Since then, the U.S. has spent billions of taxpayer dollars and lost at least 2,217 American lives on that effort.