As Afghanistan’s election season begins, 20 die in attack targeting Kabul office of vice-presidential candidate Amrullah Saleh
At least 20 people were killed and 50 others wounded on Sunday in an attack targeting the Kabul office of Amrullah Saleh. The violence came on the first day of campaigning for the upcoming presidential elections. After about six hours the siege ended with all attackers killed and the rescue of about 150 people who had been trapped in the building.
Suhail Shaheen, spokesman for Taliban’s political office in Qatar said talks with Afghan government would only come after departure of US forces. Two other main issues in the peace process are a ceasefire and talks between the rival Afghan sides, or inter-Afghan talks. About 20,000 foreign troops, most of them American, are in Afghanistan as part of US-led NATO mission to train, assist, advise Afghan forces.