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Taliban attack devastates Kabul compound even as US deal approaches

03/09/2019

The Taliban has defended a suicide bombing at an international compound in the Afghan capital which killed at least 16 civilians and wounded 119 others, just hours after a US envoy said he had reached a deal “in principle” with the militant group to end America’s longest war.

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Taliban attack Kabul as US envoy says deal almost final

02/09/2019

The Taliban has claimed responsibility for a large explosion that killed at least five people in the Afghan capital, hours after a US envoy briefed the Afghan government on an agreement “in principle” with the insurgent group that would see 5,000 troops leave the country in five months.

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