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Beijing calls on Taliban to join peace process

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: The People’s Republic of China has condemned in strongest terms the recent terrorist attacks in various parts of the country carried out by Taliban insurgents that took lives of at least 71 people and 170 others wounded, a China official said.

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson, Lu Kang told a daily news briefing that China was shocked at the heavy casualties and extended condolences to the government, and conveyed sincere sympathy to the injured and bereaved families.

He said that China was concerned about the recent wave of violence and called on related parties to participate in the reconciliation process to ensure durable peace and development in the country.

The Taliban militants stormed on a military camp in southern Kandahar province where 43 Afghan troops were killed, Afghan officials said.

The pre-dawn attack on the army camp was composed of two suicide car bombs, said Ministry of Defense Spokesman Dawlat Wazir, who claimed the terrorist attack was beyond the Taliban’s ability and capability.

Moreover, nine other soldiers sustained injuries and six have gone missing, Waziri said, adding that 10 attackers were killed.

Late Wednesday, Taliban killed six police personnel in northern Balkh province and killed nine policemen during an attack on their posts in western Farah province the same day.

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