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Al Jazeera 18 Oct 2020

Taliban denies Afghanistan fighting will derail talks

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The Taliban says recent violence in Afghanistan will not derail talks with the government.
There has been an escalation in fighting in this week, which has displaced thousands of families.
Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid has been monitoring developments in Qatar, where he spoke to Muhammad Naeem, spokesman for the Taliban's political office in Qatar.


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.
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.
The world is awaiting progress in the peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban.
As the negotiations go on in Qatar, the fighting shows no sign of ending in Afghanistan.
Al Jazeera's Filio Kontrafouri reports from the capital, Kabul.
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