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Afghan Peace Talks Close as Deadly Attacks Continue

HeadlineJul 10, 2019

In Afghanistan, an airstrike in the northern Baghlan province killed a family of seven Tuesday—six of the victims were children—as two separate peace talks recently wrapped up in Qatar. The air raid by government forces followed an earlier land attack on a medical facility which killed at least five. On Sunday, a Taliban car bomb killed at least 18 people and wounded more than 180 others, including dozens of children. The deaths came as Afghan leaders and Taliban officials ended a historic meeting with calls to reduce civilian casualties to “zero.” A seventh round of talks between the U.S. and the Taliban reiterated hopes for a peace deal before September elections.

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