The U.S. may be gearing up for a more aggressive campaign against Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
By Phil Stewart and Idrees Ali
The Taliban sends an ‘open letter’ to the president urging the U.S. to leave Afghanistan. A note by the Taliban spokesman was sent to journalists Tuesday morning, saying President Trump recognized the errors of his predecessors by reviewing Afghan policy. This comes after the Trump administration proposed an increase of deployed troops to the area.
Three people are dead and at least another 25 are injured following a powerful explosion in Pakistan Friday. The incident happened in a scarcely populated area of the Bajour tribal region close to the Afghanistan border.
Taliban insurgents free 235 villagers in Northern Afghanistan after taking control of the district. Officials confirm the hostages were released after negotiations between militants and tribal leaders. hey allegedly shot 50 Shi’ite civilians including women and children.
A NATO soldier is dead and several others injured following a suicide bombing attack in Kabul. The incident occurred Thursday, just a day after two American soldiers were killed in a Taliban claimed bombing in southern Afghanistan.