Up to 16 killed in Taliban suicide attack. Deal “in principle” in peace talks

A Taliban suicide bomber Monday night blew up the Green Village compound in Kabul, home to international organizations, killing 16 people and injuring 119. A US envoy had just reported a deal “in principle” for ending America’s longest war and withdrawing 5,000 troops from five bases within135 days, out of a total of 13,000-14,000. The Taliban spokesman said, “We understand that peace talks are going on … but they must also understand that we are not weak and we enter talks from a strong position.”

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