President Trump condemns Taliban role in Afghan attacks, says no talks

Islamabad pins hopes on crucial regional conference in Kabul due next month

Islamabad pins hopes on crucial regional conference in Kabul due next month

Trump's comments suggest he sees a military victory over the Taliban, an outcome that military and diplomatic officials say can not be achieved with the resources and manpower he has authorized. For example, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last August that the U.S. would support peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban without preconditions.

Taliban terrorists attacked the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul during January 21-22, killing 22 people, including 14 foreigners.

However, he did not rule talks in the long run, saying, "There may be a time but it's going to be a long time".

Kabul in recent weeks has been hit by several deadly assaults, including a massive suicide vehicle bombing in a crowded central area on January 27 that killed more than 100 people and was claimed by the Taliban.

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This bombing is the latest in a string of deadly attacks that had taken place in Afghanistan during the past 10 days.

The Taliban claimed two major terrorist assaults in the Afghan capital this month. "Bombing, in the middle of children, in the middle of families, bombing, killing all over Afghanistan", Trump said.

Trump announced previous year a new strategy to combat the Taliban that focused on a ramp up of military activity against the group in tandem with pressure on Pakistan to clamp down on the Taliban within its borders.

Pakistan today strongly condemned the Islamic State attack at a military academy in Kabul and called for concerted efforts and cooperation among all countries to eradicate the scourge of terrorism in Afghanistan.

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The United States has long said the Haqqani network has found safe haven in Pakistan. The U.S. has said previously that any peace talks with the Taliban need to be part of an Afghan-led process, but the U.S. has never precluded talking to the Taliban.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif had told Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs on Wednesday [Jan 23] that he was not aware of any Taliban delegation visiting Pakistan.

Trump in August unveiled his new strategy for the South Asia region, under which Washington has deployed 3,000 more troops to Afghanistan to train, advise, and assist local security forces, and to carry out counterterrorism missions.

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