Taleban claims deadly auto bomb attack in Kabul

Lucy Bush
March 19, 2018

"They have done the bare minimum to appear responsive to our requests", the official added, citing the need to prod the Taliban toward the negotiating table and round-up militants.

Pakistan is doing the "bare minimum" needed to address US demands that it stop the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network from operating within its borders, a senior USA official has said. Earlier this week, General John Nicholson, the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, said security in Kabul would be "the main effort" for global powers helping Afghan defence and security forces.

The residents said the militants took over many security outposts since the fighting broke out between the two sides a week ago.

So far, the strategy has borne only limited fruit, limiting the Taliban's march on the battlefield.

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Since US President Donald Trump authorized a greater use of airpower in the fight against the Taliban last November, the US estimates it has eliminated almost $80 million of drug money and denied the Taliban more than $16 million in direct revenue, the special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction reported in late January.

Stoltenberg said they will continue their military pressure on the Taliban to prevent them reaching any strategic goal.

One attack in Kabul alone killed more than 100 people in May 2017 near the German embassy.

"There is a number of things that have been going on, but I want to talk to people here and see the reality and how they see it and go back and talk to intelligence agencies and get a full assessment of where we're at", he said.

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Aside from military pressure, Nicholson said it is important that diplomatic pressure is strong on "those who externally enable the insurgency" and he credited the role that religious pressure from other Islamic countries is playing.

Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danesh said all those killed and wounded in the explosion were civilians, with no casualties among the contractors.

Pakistani National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua will travel to Kabul for the daylong discussions "on a special invitation" from his Afghan counterpart, Haneef Atmar, said an official announcement in Islamabad on Friday.

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