The United States has strongly condemned the Taliban’s attacks against the Afghan people, in which dozens of people were killed and injured.
The White House said in a statement, said that President Donald Trump will not carry talks with the group until they stop the violence.
“Today’s (Tuesday) bombing of the election rally in Parwan province killed nearly 30 Afghan civilians, including women and children, while the suicide attack in Kabul near the Afghan Ministry of Defense and U.S. Embassy compound killed more than 20 Afghans. The President has made clear that he will not negotiate a peace agreement while the Taliban continues such attacks,” The White House added.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo reacted to Taliban double bombings in capital Kabul and northern Parwan province that killed 48 people and injured 80 others, most of them are civilians, has called on the Taliban to show a genuine commitment to peace rather than continuing violence.
“Through these attacks, the Taliban demonstrate blatant disregard for the people and institutions of Afghanistan,” the statement said.
“For Afghans to truly reconcile, the Taliban must begin to demonstrate a genuine commitment to peace rather than continue the violence and destruction that causes such inordinate harm to the Afghan people and the future of their country,” the statement added.
Meanwhile, US Ambassador in Kabul John Bass said in a tweet message said: “Hearing reports the National Procurement Authority won’t authorize fuel purchases for the power plant providing the only electricity in Kabul – even while the U.S. and the Resolute Support help Afghan security forces enable repairs to power transmission lines.”
In another tweet, the US ambassador also strongly condemned Taliban attacks in Kabul and Charikar. “They murdered dozens of fellow Afghans – they very people the claim to support. The Taliban should listen to the Afghan people’s call for peace and renounce violence.”
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