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  • AFGHANISTAN: A car bombing in Afghanistan’s central province of Ghazni killed at least 30 Afghan security force members. No one has claimed responsibility for the attack. Afghanistan has seen a spate of car bombings over the last few months, despite peace talks being under way between the negotiation teams of the insurgent Taliban and the government.

SOURCE: THE WIRE

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: Afghanistan remains the country most impacted by terrorism and was subjected to 26 of the world’s 50 worst terrorist attacks last year, according to Global Terrorism Index 2020. The Taliban remained the world’s deadliest terrorist group. “Whether the peace talks in Afghanistan have a substantial impact on terrorist activity remains to be seen,” read the report.

SOURCE: ARIANA NEWS

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sought the support of visiting Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to reduce surging violence in the war-torn country. The visit came as Taliban resist calls for a cease-fire, with little headway in the ongoing peace talks, while the US has announced a sharp drawdown of troops in Afghanistan.

SOURCE: ANADOLU AGENCY

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: Trump to Order Further Drawdown of Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. NATO warns against the pullout, saying “Afghanistan risks becoming once again a platform for international terrorists to plan and organize attacks on our homelands. ISIS could rebuild in Afghanistan the terror caliphate it lost in Syria and Iraq.” Al Qaeda will now be given time and space to regroup in Afghanistan for the next attack.

SOURCES: POLITICO PJ MEDIA

 

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  • PAKISTAN: Pakistan claimed to have evidence of India aiding “terrorist” activities from Afghan soil, targeting Chinese interests in its southern province of Balochistan. Said they had obtained documents that showed India’s intelligence agencies had met with and funded members of the Pakistani Taliban and insurgents from Balochistan. New Delhi and Kabul have rejected the allegations.

SOURCE: DW

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: Violent attacks in Afghanistan have surged by 50 percent over recent months, even as the Kabul government and the Taliban launched unprecedented peace talks in September. Taliban launched devastating attacks on provincial capitals and security installations, with fears the violence may jeopardise negotiations.

SOURCE: AL JAZEERA

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: The attack in Kabul University (see GGN November 2020) was the second attack on an educational institution in the capital in just over a week. Both have been claimed by Islamic State. Some Afghan government officials have accused the Taliban of involvement (the Taliban are holding talks with the aim of brokering a peace deal).

SOURCE: SKY NEWS

 

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  •  AFGHANISTAN: Iran, Russia, and India hold trilateral meeting to discuss the issue of Afghanistan, expressing concern over the growth of terrorism and extremism in afghan territory.

SOURCE: IFP NEWS

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: At least 19 people were killed and 22 wounded when militants stormed Afghanistan’s biggest university in an attack that ended only after hours of fighting with security forces. The attack started when government officials were arriving for the opening of an Iranian book fair organised at the campus.

SOURCE: RTE

 

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  • AFGHANISTAN: At least 25 Afghan security force personnel were killed in an ambush blamed on the Taliban, as spiraling violence imperils ongoing peace talks. Despite opening peace talks with the Afghan government, the hardline group have only increased violence in Afghanistan in a bid to wield leverage in the negotiations. The Taliban have so far not commented on the attack.

SOURCE: ALARABIYA NET

 

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