Mattis, Afghan Leaders Meet in Kabul

Mattis, Afghan Leaders Meet in Kabul

At least two Afghan police personnel were killed and two others injured after a suicide vehicle bombing struck a border police outpost in southern Helmand province on Wednesday, provincial government spokesman said.

He said security forces are battling the Taliban on three different fronts, and the insurgents have launched several attacks on checkpoints around the provincial capital.

Militants attacked a security checkpoint in Farah Province early on March 14, killing at least eight security forces and wounding a number of others, according to provincial council members.

Speaking at a press conference in Beijing, Roland Kobia said the European Union was not in contact with the Taliban and urged those countries that were, including China, to talk to certain Taliban groups and mediate in the conflict, Efe reported. In a separate attack, a suicide blast claimed the lives of two border police personnel in Helmand province.

Mattis, a retired Marine general who commanded USA troops in southern Afghanistan in the opening weeks of the war in 2001, said getting the Taliban to reconcile en masse may be "a bridge too far".

Four members of the National Directorate of Security, Afghanistan's spy agency, and three police were killed, she added.

AR game developers can now use Google Maps APIs
Google has integrated the Unity game engine into Google Maps , making it incredibly easy for developers to create AR games . The two AR games mentioned earlier in this article utilized Google Maps APIs in the development process.

The taunts follow a statement released late last week where the Taliban described the Afghan government as "illegitimate" and its peace process efforts as "deceptive".

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis made a surprise visit to Afghanistan's capital Tuesday with an interest in pursuing peace talks with the Afghan government.

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani last month unveiled a plan to open talks to end the 16-year-old war, offering to negotiate with the Taliban without any preconditions. That would be a bridge too far.

The Taliban 's silence has provoked repeated calls for a direct response to Ghani's proposal made at an global conference in Kabul on February 28.

He defined victory in Afghanistan as a political settlement between the Taliban and the government, and an Afghan military that is capable of securing the country largely on its own.

The United States has refused to withdraw troops as demanded by the Taliban and has insisted that the Afghan government must play a lead role in peace negotiations.

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Is this stock Risky for You?: Egalet Corporation (EGLT)
Year to date (YTD) refers to the period beginning the first day of the current calendar or fiscal year up to the current date. Simply a stock experiencing a high level of volatility has a higher ATR, and a low volatility stock has a lower ATR.

WWE Smackdown: Kevin Owens and Sami Zayn brutally attack Shane McMahon
The duo went on to drag Shane backstage, where he was powerbombed onto a metal rack, resulting in trapezius and rhomboid strains. With that, Zayn blindsided the now-former Commissioner, and a two-on-one attack ensued.

Tyrann Mathieu There's Still Hope for Johnny Manziel If He Does This
While Mathieu struggled to make plays early last season, he showed signs of returning to 2015 All-Pro form down the stretch. Although his price tag may be high, it's rare that a young talent like the Honey Badger hits the open market.

PM Modi salutes bravery of CRPF jawans killed in Sukma attack
He also said, "It's time to end their menace". "Our jawans sacrificed their lives while fighting a tough battle. The following jawans belonged to 212 battalion.

Huskers get five seed in NIT
First there was finding out the team didn't get into the NCAA tournament while squads like Texas, Oklahoma and Arizona State did. Boise State's venue, the Taco Bell Arena, is hosting first-and second-round NCAA Tournament games.

Victims begin court challenge against plans to free rapist John Worboys
The judges have reserved their decision to a date to be fixed and have continued a bar on Worboys' release pending their ruling. Two women, who can not be named for legal reasons, say something went "badly wrong" with the decision to free the fiend.

US Navy jet goes down near Naval Air Station Key West
Barbie Wilson, who lives nearby and witnessed the crash, said she "saw fire" and "then [the jet] just dropped". Navy F/A-18 Hornet jet crashed off the coast of Key West, Florida, on Wednesday, an official told Fox News.

Delta Air Lines, Inc., (NYSE: DAL), Express Scripts Holding Company, (NASDAQ: ESRX)
This based on a 1.0-5.0 numeric scale where Rating Scale: 1.00 Strong Buy, 2.00 Buy, 3.00 Hold, 4.00 Sell, 5.00 Strong Sell. Woodmont Counsel Limited Company stated it has 1.17% of its portfolio in General Electric Company (NYSE:GE). (NASDAQ:ORLY).

White House convenes donor nations for Gaza conference
Hamas, for its part, intimated that Fatah itself orchestrated the incident to underline its quest to resume security control of the Strip.

Not-guilty plea for Fla. school shooting suspect
Broward Health spokeswoman Jennifer Smith said Tuesday that Anthony Borges' condition has now been upgraded to fair. Lawyers representing Cruz have said he will plead guilty if the death penalty is not considered.

Low-beta stock produce lower return: Time Warner Inc. (TWX)
The media conglomerate reported $1.60 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.44 by $0.16. Kokino Llc increased its stake in Evolving Sys Inc (EVOL) by 19.87% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC.

'Omertà' trailer: Rajkummar Rao plays the role of terrorist Omar Saeed Sheikh
The gritty trailer of Omerta has surely heightened the expectations of the audience for film's release on April 20, 2018. Without a doubt, Rajkummar has once again left us stunned by his phenomenal performance in this captivating trailer.

Arizona State vs. Syracuse - 3/14/18 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
The Cowboys beat the Sooners in the Big 12 tournament , but the Sooners had better overall wins, especially in the non-conference. Missouri, with an RPI of No. 49 in 2014, was previously the highest-ranked major conference team not to have been selected.

Cheo Hodari Coker Set to Scribe Spike Lee's Spidey Spinoff 'Nightwatch'
Likewise, the man Trench saw die isn't some random John Doe: it's an older version of himself, dressed in the Nightwatch costume. As part of their big announcement, the show also said that Cheo Hodari Coker , Luke Cage's showrunner, will write the script.

Corbyn condemns Salisbury attack
He said there was "a series of possibilities as to who may be responsible", including oligarchs, Mafia elements and other ex-Soviet states.

Other news