US condemns recent Taliban violence in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday condemned the recent Taliban attacks on “the people, institutions and infrastructure of Afghanistan.” “Just today, the Taliban has claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack carried out by a suicide bomber in Kabul that killed more than 20 Afghans,” he said in a statement.

He noted that the Taliban also claimed responsibility for a blast in the Parwan province that killed over two dozen people at a campaign rally.

He indicated that “for days, Afghanistan has endured blackouts and other challenges as a result of Taliban attacks against power transmission lines which carried electricity to hospitals, schools, and homes in many areas of the country.” “Through these attacks, the Taliban demonstrate blatant disregard for the people and institutions of Afghanistan.

“For Afghans to truly reconcile, the Taliban must begin to demonstrate a genuine commitment to peace rather than continue the violence and destruction that causes such inordinate harm to the Afghan people and the future of their country,” he added.

Source: Kuwait News Agency