China is very nervous at the prospect Islamist militants from its restive far western region of Xinjiang getting support from the Taliban and other groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan and central Asia.
At least 30 people were killed and hundreds injured when a Taliban truck bomb tore through central Kabul on Tuesday.
In an email to media organizations Tuesday, the militants said the so-called “spring offensive” had begun at 5 a.m.
VICE reporter Isobel Yeung was questioning Afghan parliamentarian Nazir Ahmad Hanafi about his opposition to the Elimination of Violence Against Women Act.
The United States military presence in Afghanistan is scheduled to fall from 9,800 at present to 5,500 by the start of 2017
“Six civilians have been killed and another 22 injured. There is only one policeman among the wounded.” Waheed Sediqqi, a spokesman for the provincial governor said.
“Afghanistan is high on our agenda. Afghanistan is our biggest military operation ever,” NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg told reporters
PCB was to host Afghanistan for three one-day internationals in Lahore and Karachi and also a four-day game against Pakistan A.
Inzamam-ul Haq praised his team’s self-belief, and reiterated the call for more opportunities to play against the Full Members.
Lawmakers said no one was reported wounded. But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack and said it caused heavy casualties.
Afghanistan scored 123-7 and spinners restricted West Indies to 117-8 for a six-run victory, claiming their maiden victory.
Afghanistan beat the West Indies by six runs to post a consolation win in their final group league encounter on a memorable note.
Afghanistan script history after defeating 2012 champions West Indies by 6 runs in their final group league encounter.
Afghanistan clinched their first win in the ICC World Twenty20 against West Indies by 6 runs.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the killing in an email sent to reporters.