Sunday, 8 May 2016

Afghanistan executes 6 militants, signaling tougher policy

Afghanistan executes 6 militants, signaling tougher policy
The executions were the first approved by Ghani since he took office in 2014 promising to end the war. His efforts to revive peace talks with the Taliban have failed, and the fighting has escalated.A suicide attack in Kabul last month killed 64 people. The Taliban claimed the attack, which was one of the deadliest since the U.S.-led invasion in 2001 drove the extremist group from power.Soon after, Ghani pledged in a speech to parliament to "deal severely with those who shed the blood of our innocent people and soldiers," and "show no mercy when punishing them."

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