IS attacks Kabul, Trump says no talks with Taliban

Staff Report
Tuesday - January 30, 2018
ISLAMABAD: The Islamic state’s (IS) ‘amaq news agency reported that IS fighters carried out an immersive attack on a military academy in Kabul, on Monday, which foreign office (FO) in a statement strongly condemned; United States (US) president Donald Trump, in his remarks at lunch, with members of united nations (UN) security council, declared, “We don’t want to talk to the Taliban. We’re going to finish what we have to finish. What nobody else has been able to finish, we’re going to be able to do it.”

According to detail, Pakistan strongly condemned the terrorist attack at the military academy in Kabul.

“We convey our sincere condolences at the loss of precious human lives in this attack,” FO said.

“The government and the people of Pakistan convey solidarity and support to the government and people of Afghanistan on this attack” condoling “We convey our deepest sympathies with the families of those who have lost their loved ones and pray for the early recovery of the injured,” FO mentioned.

“Pakistanis feel the intense pain and agony of our Afghan brothers and sisters” asserting “Pakistan reiterates its strong condemnation of terrorism in all its forms and manifestations, especially the series of heinous attacks within the last week in Afghanistan,” FO said.

FO statement concluded, “It is clearly enunciated in paigham-e-Pakistan, the fatwa issued unanimously by more than 1,800 Pakistani ulema of all schools of thought stipulating that no cause or ends justify acts of terrorism and condemning suicide bombings” reiterating “We emphasise the need for concerted efforts and effective cooperation among all states to eradicate the scourge of terrorism.”

Trump said, “I don’t see any talking taking place. I don’t think we’re prepared to talk right now. It’s a whole different fight over there” asserting “They’re killing people left and right. Innocent people are being killed left and right. Bombing in the middle of children, in the middle of families bombing, killing all over Afghanistan.”

“So we don’t want to talk with the Taliban” adding “There may be a time, but it’s going to be a long time. We’re all out, and that’s taking place right now, and it’s a whole new front. And it’s a whole new set of principles that we’re being governed by,” he said.

US president concluded, “When we see what they’re doing and the atrocities that they’re committing, and killing their own people, and those people are women and children — many, many women and children that are totally innocent — it is horrible” asserting “So there’s no talking to the Taliban.”