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Taliban Threaten to Resume Attacking Foreign Soldiers beyond May

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KABUL: The Taliban have threatened to restart attacks on the foreign troops stationed in Afghanistan, a reaction to the reports over NATO intention to keep military presence.

Sources in NATO have recently said that the military organization would not withdraw troops beyond May, when the United States is expected to pull out all its 2,500 soldiers.

In a statement, Taliban accused the United States of breaching the peace agreement signed with the militant group last February, calling for a timely withdrawal of the foreign forces.

“Now besides other US violations, it is possible that America and its allies violate the withdrawal,” the statement said.

The insurgents also criticized for not lifting the United Nations sanctions on their leaders, claiming it would affect the ongoing peace talks with Kabul.

The insurgents said their attacks were defensive, not offensive in recent months.

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