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Trump calls off peace talks with Taliban leaders after Kabul attack

Kabul has been gripped by a surge in deadly violence even after the US and the insurgents reached an agreement that US would pull thousands of troops from Afghanistan.

AFP | PTI  |  Washington 

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US President Donald Trump holds a news conference on the final day of the G20 leaders summit. File Photo: Reuters

US President on Saturday tweeted that secret meetings that were to be held at Camp David with leaders and the Afghan president on Sunday had been cancelled following a bombing in Kabul last week.

"They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people," Trump tweeted about the

"I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations," the US president said.

Kabul has been gripped by a surge in deadly violence even after the US and the insurgents reached an agreement "in principle" that would see the US pull thousands of troops from Afghanistan in return for various security promises.

First Published: Sun, September 08 2019. 05:10 IST
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