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Afghanistan- Nicholas urges direct talks between Afghan govt., Taliban

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry official Aftab Khokhar right escorts visiting Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad center for talks at the Foreign Office in Islamabad Pakistan Afghan govt frees 490 Taliban prisoners across country – report
Patty Aguilar | 17 June, 2019, 15:55

No group has claimed responsibility for the act, however, Islamic State militants have a strong history of attacks on government offices, schools and aid groups in the area.

There was at least one child among the fatalities, while three other minors were wounded.

TOLO News reported this week, "The Presidential Palace on Wednesday said in a statement that the Afghan government had released at least 490 Taliban prisoners in the last nine days and efforts are underway to free more inmates".

Another 13 people were wounded, some of them seriously, in the attack in Jalalabad on Thursday, according to Shoaib Sahak, a provincial health department official. The Taliban said they were not behind that attack.

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The NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan Ambassador Nicholas Kay has called on Taliban to respect the will of the Afghan people, insisting that the Afghan people want peace and reduction in violence. After 18 years of conflict, the Taliban are in negotiations with US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad for some sort of peace settlement.

A resolution still seems far off, with the two sides struggling to agree on several key points. It wasn't known when the remaining prisoners would be released.

Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban group's top political leader, third from left, arrives with other members of the Taliban delegation for talks in Moscow, Russia, Tuesday, May 28, 2019.

The goal of the negotiations is to set a timetable for the withdrawal of United States troops in exchange for a Taleban pledge to keep the country from being used as a staging ground for terror attacks.

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