On Saturday, 18 people were killed after a suicide bomber attack at an education center in Kabul. Around 60 people were injured in the attack. Tariq Arian, the spokesperson of the Ministry of Interior of Afghanistan said that the bomber carried explosives with him near Kawsar-e Danish. The Islamic State said they are responsible for the incident on Telegram. After it struck, one of the members of the Taliban came forward saying that they did not cause the attack.
The area had a majority of the Shia community. They have been attacked numerous times before also. Most of the people who died were among the age category of 15 to 26. Family members of the victims were seen near the hospital trying to find their children. All the bodies were lying on the hospital floor in Kabul and it was total chaos. Many say that the attack was planned by the Afghan Government and NATO. They had organized it in a way to attack the Shia community.
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This is similar to one of the incidents that happened in 2018 where dozens of students were killed. Also, recently in the month of May, some gunmen went on to attack the maternity ward. They killed around 24 people that consisted of both, babies and their mothers. Currently, peace talks are going on between the Taliban and the Afghan government. This is the first time that both are having direct talks with each other. Mike Pompeo, the US Secretary said that we are expecting a peace treaty between both the entities. Taliban wants Afghanistan to be completely under Islamic law. Due to these conflicts, more than 10,000 citizens have been killed. The issue began in 1979. Those conflicts are still causing a lot of damage. However, there are a lot of disagreements between both parties. But, in the end, they are expected to come to a common ground.
United States has been providing the required aid to the country. The peace deal is being made so that the upcoming generations will not be affected by this war. Amongst the talks, a woman activist claimed that there are no women in the Taliban team. This would lead to women’s right to be compromised. Jens’ sacrifice of Afghan troops has helped the citizens to live a better life. The United States is helping the Afghan government to negotiate. Taliban wants that no other groups such as Al- Qaeda should be operating in Afghanistan. The deal also asked that 5000 Taliban prisoners will be exchanged for 1000 security Afghan officers. Between those talks, the violence in the country is increasing day after day.