Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Taliban Kills Americans After Peace Office Opens; Afghan Pres. Pulls Out of Security Talks with U.S.

Four American troops were killed in a rocket attack on a convoy near Bergram Air Base in Afghanistan today (June 19, 2013), just hours after the the Taliban office opened its doors for peace talks with the U.S.  in Doha, Qatar, according to the Newser website.

The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came as Afghan forces formally took charge of the country's security.

In another setback for the hopes of military stability, Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced today that the Afghan government was pulling out of talks on a new security deal with the U.S.

Karzai's announcement is believed to be a protest at his government being sidelined by U.S.--Taliban talks.

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