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Spate of terror attacks in Kabul strained Afghan-Pak relations: Aziz

“Only pushing the Taliban to the table of peace negotiation wouldn’t suffice, making the talks result-oriented is a must,” Aziz

AT Monitoring Desk: KABUL: Adviser to the Pakistan’s Prime Minister on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Sartaj Aziz said the recent spate of terrorist suicide attacks in Kabul undermined the burgeoning relations between Afghanistan and Pakistan. While briefing Foreign Minister’s Forum at the Institute of Business Administration (IBA) in Karachi, Pakistan, Aziz said that joint efforts and a friendly relations between the two states is important to have a long lasting peace. He added that only brining the Taliban into the table of negotiation is not enough, but effort must be directed at making these talks result-oriented.

The spate of suicide attacks in the Kabul at the beginning of August of this year unleashed the floodgates of terror as 50 people were killed and more than 400 others were wounded in a deadliest truck attack in Shah Shaheed neighborhood of the capital city.

Another suicide attack rocked Kabul city the same day when the insurgent Taliban carried out a suicide blast at the entrance of Police Academy where 26 police trainees were killed and 27 others received injuries. The all of sudden hike on militancy left Ghani in a state of shock and he had to trigger the gun of criticism against Pakistan—a neighboring country, the Afghan President was making friend with in search of elusive peace talks. He blamed Pakistan for sending the messages of war when Kabul. Since then relations between the two neighboring nations are tensed.

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