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Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 in raid on Sikh complex

Gunmen in Afghanistan kill 25 in raid on Sikh complex

25 Mar 2020 Japan Times Japan Times

Unidentified gunmen and suicide bombers raided a Sikh religious complex in the Afghan capital of Kabul on Wednesday, killing 25 people before security forces killed all of the attackers, the government said. Sikhs have been the target of attack by Islamist militants before in South ...

U.S. downplays Taliban attacks following peace deal

U.S. downplays Taliban attacks following peace deal

05 Mar 2020 Japan Times Japan Times

The Pentagon on Wednesday played down the gravity of new Taliban attack in Afghanistan that cast doubts on a new peace deal between the insurgent group and the United States. Since the signing in Doha on Saturday, the militants have ramped up violence against Afghan ...

'Let's go home': Afghan war vets torn on U.S.-Taliban deal

'Let's go home': Afghan war vets torn on U.S.-Taliban deal

29 Feb 2020 Japan Times Japan Times

Veterans of America's longest war are finding themselves torn as the U.S. signs a potentially historic peace accord with the Taliban in Afghanistan. For many, the U.S. is long overdue in withdrawing its forces after more than 18 years of fighting. Others question the trustworthiness ...

U.S. and Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan

U.S. and Taliban sign deal aimed at ending war in Afghanistan

29 Feb 2020 Japan Times Japan Times

Acknowledging a military stalemate after nearly two decades of conflict, the United States on Saturday signed a peace agreement with the Taliban that is aimed at ending America's longest war and bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan more than 18 years after they invaded ...