Afghan peace talks: US President calls off negotiations with Taliban over Kabul bombing


Washington: US President Donald Trump has called off negotiations with Taliban over Kabul car bombing dealing a severe blow to Afghanistan peace process.

The Kabul car bombing killed 12 people, including an American soldier. The Taliban had claimed responsibility for the attack.

Trump has tweeted that he had also cancelled a “secret meeting” with the Taliban representatives and a separate meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani to be held at Camp David on Sunday.

Launching a blistering attack on the Taliban, Trump said that by carrying out the attack they didn’t strengthen their bargaining position but only made it worse.

President Trump questioned if they cannot agree to a ceasefire during important peace talks, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway.

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