Afghan President refuses to speak to Pak counterpart

ANI | Updated: Jan 31, 2018 12:00 IST

Kabul [Afghanistan], Jan 31 (ANI): Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani refused to take a phone call from his Pakistani counterpart Shahid Khaqan Abbasi in connection to the recent terrorist attacks in Kabul.

Tolo News quoted an Afghan presidential palace source as saying that Abbasi had called Ghani on Tuesday night to express his condolences.

Ghani reportedly sent a delegation of senior officials to Pakistan to deliver evidence relating to the recent attacks, the source said, adding that this evidence would be shared with the Pakistan Army.

Recent terror attacks in Afghanistan have claimed the lives of around 150 people and injured hundreds of others.

On Monday, U.S. President Donald Trump said Washington would not hold talks with Taliban as they were killing innocents in Afghanistan.

"They are killing people; innocents are being killed left and right. Bombing in middle of children, in the middle of families, bombing all over Afghanistan. So we don't want any talks with the Taliban," President Trump said at a lunch with UN Security Council ambassadors in Washington D.C.

Trump's remarks came after the Taliban had claimed responsibility for Sunday's suicide car bombing in Kabul that claimed 103 lives and wounded 163 others.

Trump said, "All countries should take decisive action against the Taliban and the terrorist infrastructure that supports them. The Taliban's cruelty will not prevail." (ANI)

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