The leaders of Australia, India, Japan have pledged to closely coordinate their diplomatic, economic, and human-rights policies towards Afghanistan and will deepen our counter-terrorism and humanitarian cooperation in the months ahead in accordance with UNSCR 2593, according to a statement on Saturday.
The Taliban on Monday opened to reporters the doors to the former largest operational center of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) in Kabul and said the US personnel destroyed and burned all the military equipment, vehicles, and documents.
Taliban and opposition forces battled on Saturday to control the Panjshir Valley north of Kabul, the last Afghan province holding out against the militant group, as the top U.S. general warned of a "civil war" if the Islamists failed to consolidate power.
Security sources in Kapisa province said that four security forces and two civilians were killed as a result of an attack by Taliban fighters in Nijrab district of the province. Abdul Shayeq Shoresh Kohistani, a spokesman for the Kapisa police, told the Etilaat roz daily that the Taliban had launched their attack late on Monday in the Farkhshah and Kalan valleys of Nijrab district.
Taliban fighters in northern Afghanistan last month evicted families and looted and torched their homes in apparent retaliation for cooperating with the Kabul government, Human Rights Watch said on Wednesday.