[Global Network Reporter Wen Jiayue] A rocket exploded near the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, in the early morning of local time on November 11, the 18th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attack.
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According to the Associated Press, the early morning local time, the city center of Kabul raised smoke, you can hear the alarm sound. At the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, staff learned about the explosion through loudspeakers. Todays Russia (RT) said that the Afghan Ministry of Defense subsequently confirmed that a rocket hit the outer wall of the Afghan Ministry of Defense near the Chinese and American embassies, but there were no casualties.
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The day of the explosion was the 18th anniversary of the September 11 incident in the United States. After the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, the United States launched the war in Afghanistan, overthrowing the Taliban regime which the United States identified as sheltering Al Qaeda. The war in Afghanistan has become the longest war in the United States so far, killing more than 2,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
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The United States and the Taliban began dialogue at the end of last year and concluded the ninth round of talks last weekend. Zalme Khalilzad, the special representative of the U.S. government for reconciliation in Afghanistan, said Tuesday that the United States and the Taliban had reached an agreement on the principle of the peace agreement and that the draft must be approved by Trump. After signing the agreement, the United States will withdraw 5,000 people from five military bases in Afghanistan within 135 days.
However, the Afghan government questioned the draft agreement, demanding that the United States clarify some of its contents and propose the need for more information to assess the possible consequences of the agreement. Afghan President Adviser Wahid Omar said on the 5th that there are too many concerns about the draft agreement, we are still uncertain about the future consequences of this Agreement for Afghanistan. Subsequently, the two sides fell into a stalemate.
During the standoff, the Taliban attacked many places. At least 10 civilians, a US soldier and a Romanian soldier were killed in a car bomb attack on 5 days near the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) coalition base and the US Embassy in central Kabul. The Taliban announced the attack and said the target was a NATO coalition convoy.
And just after the Taliban claimed responsibility for last weeks attacks in Kabul, Trump announced on the 7th that he would cancel his talks with Taliban leaders at Camp David. Taliban spokesman Mujahid warned the United States in a statement on the 8th: Both sides are busy preparing for the declaration and signing the peace agreement, but now the President of the United States has cancelled the peace dialogue... The reputation of the United States will be affected, its anti-peace stance will be exposed around the world, and the loss of life and property will increase. The group said that if the United States chose the path of negotiation rather than fighting, the Taliban would go all out for it; the Taliban would fight until the end of foreign occupation of Afghanistan.
Source: Global Network Responsible Editor: Li Zaixing_NBJS9026