Suicide blast hits Kabul ahead of US-Afghan security deal talks

AfghanistanSuicide blast hits Kabul ahead of US-Afghan security deal talks

KABUL: A suicide bomber blew himself up in Afghanistan’s capital Kabul on Saturday, killing at least six persons and injuring 22 others, the Afghan interior ministry said.

The blast took place close to the place where around 3,000 prominent Afghans will attend the grand assembly known as a loya jirga on Thursday to debate a security agreement, which would allow US troops to remain in the country after the final withdrawal of the international force at the end of next year.

   

Earlier in a news conference in Kabul today, Afghan President Hamid Karzai called on the Taliban and their allies to attend the loya jirga and share their views.

The draft pact was hammered out in Kabul last month during a visit by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

However, Kerry left without a final deal as Afghan President said only a jirga had the authority to decide the contentious issues.

Must read

Recent News

Child Protection Institute resolved 258 cases of child protection since 2021

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Child Protection Institute (CPI), Ministry of Human Rights, has dealt with 260 cases of child protection since its inauguration in June...

IPO to celebrate World Intellectual Property Day on April 26

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The annual World Intellectual Property Day, observed on April 26, is set to focus on the theme "IP and SDGs: Building Our...

Speakers demand informed policy endeavours to facilitate elderly population of Pakistan

0
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The HelpAge International has organized stakeholder dialogue on World Health Day to mull over suggestions to improve and guide policy endeavours to...

Interbank Dollar Rate Today in Pakistan – 24 April 2024

0
Interbank Exchange Rates in Pakistan The Interbank Closing Exchange Rate in Pakistan has been issued by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) for April 24,...

Ambassador Suljuk Mustansar Tarar visits Netherlands’ DRU Industrial Park to explore avenues for cooperation

0
Pakistan’s Ambassador to the Netherlands Suljuk Mustansar Tarar on Wednesday visited the DRU Industrial Park in Ulft town and had a productive meeting with...
Advertisement