Al Jazeera
Al Jazeera 18 Oct 2020

Afghanistan fighting continues despite peace talks

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More violence has erupted between Taliban fighters and government troops in Afghanistan.
Parts of a military base were destroyed after a car bomb exploded in Wardak Province, not far from the capital, Kabul.
Security officials say four Taliban fighters were killed, while four members of the Afghan security forces were injured in the attack.
Fighting has also flared in the southern province of Helmand.
No injuries were reported from Wednesday night's violence.
But it is happening against a backdrop of peace negotiations under way in Qatar.
Nadir Nadery, a senior adviser to president Ghani and member of the Afghan negotiating team, talks to Al Jazeera.


More violence has erupted between Taliban fighters and government troops in Afghanistan.
Parts of a military base were destroyed after a car bomb exploded in Wardak Province, not far from the capital, Kabul.
Security officials say four Taliban fighters were killed, while four members of the Afghan security forces were injured in the attack.
Fighting has also flared in the southern province of Helmand.
No injuries were reported from Wednesday night's violence.
But it is happening against a backdrop of peace negotiations under way in Qatar.
Wali Hatam Khan, the deputy medical coordinator for Doctors Without Borders (MSF), talks to Al Jazeera.
Tens of thousands of people in southern Afghanistan have fled their homes following days of heavy fighting between the Taliban and security forces, officials said Wednesday, as violence continues to soar despite ongoing peace talks.
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo hails start of Afghanistan peace talks at US-Qatar event in Washington.
As Armenian and Azerbaijani diplomats arrived in the US for peace talks, fighting continued over Nagorno-Karabakh.

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