The US and Pakistani officials got into a heated discussion on Friday regarding the circumstances surrounding the fight against terrorism and the sanctuaries of the Afghan militants inside the Pakistani territory.
The Afghan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani says the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces are committed to the national unity, insisting that petty politics does not hold any space within our forces.
Terrorism and violent extremism lie at the forefront of the inter-linked challenges threatening Afghanistan's security and stability and that of the region, the Deputy Foreign Minister Hekmat Khalil Karzai told the UN Security Council on Friday.
Sources privy of the development within the Taliban ranks have told Reuters that supreme leader Haibatullah Akhundzada had approved Monday’s exploratory meeting in Islamabad on restarting talks to end the war that kills thousands of Afghans each year.
The Taliban insurgent suffered casualties during the ongoing Pamir-17 operations in northern Kunduz province of Afghanistan as the military officials are saying that hundreds of rounds of Ak-47 ammunition were also confiscated along with an Improvised Explosive Device.
The U.S. ambassador to the U.N who recently visited Afghanistan along with the high Security Council Officials of United Nations said that Afghan government is closer to talks and peace process with the Taliban than ever before.
At least two people were killed and another individual was wounded in drone strikes along the Durand Line targeting the suspected militants both inside the Afghanistan and Pakistan territories, it has been reported.
The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) welcomes the passage of Afghanistan's annual budget by the lower house on Wednesday, providing a platform for the country to address its national priorities.