At least 10 civilians, including four children, were injured in the Afghan capital of Kabul in an attack with 14 rockets against the city’s heavily-fortified Green Zone as the country marked its 101st independence anniversary.
The Taliban refused to begin talks with the Afghan government’s new negotiating team on Saturday, in a setback to the so-called US-brokered peace process for one of the world’s longest-running conflicts.
At least seven people were killed and 10 wounded, including four foreigners, when a minivan packed with explosives detonated during Kabul's morning rush hour Wednesday, an Interior Ministry spokesman said.
Kabul is hosting a three-day information technology exhibition. Iran and Afghanistan have jointly organized this event. Tens of Iranian and Afghan companies have participated in this exhibition to put on show their latest achievements.
As the daughter of refugees who fled Afghanistan for a new life in Iran, Sahraa Karimi never lost touch with her parents’ homeland, whose culture and traditions were kept alive in her Tehran household. But as the years passed, and her pursuit of a career in filmmaking took her to Europe, the distance between Karimi and Afghanistan grew. Suddenly, the director was faced with a difficult choice.
The Afghan Taliban militant group and the United States have resumed a new round of negotiations — excluding the Kabul government — in Qatar while Afghan officials continue to host a rare assembly at home to ensure their interests are met in any peace deal with Taliban.