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Rocket strike in Kabul on 9/11 anniversary

Afghan security forces keep watch during fighting with the Taliban Afghan security forces keep watch during fighting with the Taliban
Adrian Cunningham | 11 September, 2019, 10:26

It would be the first major attack in the Afghan capital since President Donald Trump abruptly called off US-Taleban talks over the weekend, on the brink of an apparent deal to end America's longest war.

Fox News Flash top headlines for September 10 are here. Several called the timing unfortunate but the idea of talks worthwhile, a potential path toward peace for Afghans and Americans tired of Washington's longest war.

'I do not see the place these negotiations go. That's the bottom line.

Some questioned the idea of hosting Taliban officials in the United States so close to the 18th September 11, 2001, anniversary.

Rosaleen Tallon was angry - though not at the U.S. -Taliban negotiations.

The United Nations supports fully the efforts of independent election commission, and electoral complaints commission, security institutions, civil society as well as candidates, their supporters and voters to conduct credible and inclusive elections on schedule, he said.

"We're not really getting at 9/11".

"Afghanistan wants to move forward, not backward", she said.

Tallon wants USA troops home, and she really wants the US government to do more to probe allegations, which she and others have raised in a lawsuit, that Saudi government employees knowingly assisting the hijacking plot.

Members of Afghan security forces climb over a fence in Kabul Afghanistan
Members of Afghan security forces climb over a fence in Kabul Afghanistan

The announcement adopted Trump's dramatic cancellation of a top-secret plan to fly Taliban leaders in for direct talks on the Camp David presidential facility exterior Washington. He said he changed his mind after a Taliban vehicle bombing in Kabul on Thursday killed 12 people, including a US service member.

"I think it would be great if the troops were withdrawn". If the world, including India, still supported the process of talks between the United States and the Taliban, it was because it seemed different than the status quo.

Judd hopes the Afghan government - which has been largely sidelined from the negotiations - and civilians will have a role in a broader peace process that would produce a durable cease-fire.

Images circulated on social media showed a plume of smoke rising near the building of USA embassy in the exclusion zone of Kabul, where several other embassies are also located.

More than 2,400 Americans have died in the almost 18-year war. In exchange, the Taliban would have had to agree not to allow Afghanistan to be a safe haven for terrorist groups which threaten the security of the U.S. That, Khalilzad had said, was for the Afghans to work out with the Taliban. "If they can not agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don't have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway", he tweeted late on September 7. Sooner or later in time if you'd like peace it's important to speak to them, I do not deny that, ' stated Johnson. A retired firefighter, he was at ground zero on 9/11 and lost his firefighter son, Jonathan, there.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told Al Jazeera that Trump would regret turning his back on peace talks.

The renewed war of words between the two sides raised the specter of violence in Afghanistan as Trump and the Taliban pledged to take the fight to each other following the precipitous collapse in talks.

"But right now they're murdering too many people".

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