After months of delays and uncertainty, Afghanistan is set to go to vote in its fourth presidential election. Security is a major concern amid threats by the Taliban to disrupt the vote with attacks. What security precautions are being put in place?
Afghan officials said the attackers had "obviously wanted to enter the base," the largest of its kind in the country. NATO's support mission said the deadly attack was "quickly contained and repelled."
The US has resumed talks with the Taliban in Qatar, a US source said, in a renewed bid to end the long war in Afghanistan. It comes months after the US president abruptly halted diplomatic engagement with the insurgents.
Germany's defense minister has called for Afghan politicians to play a role in peace talks with the Taliban. The militant Islamist group has refused to engage with Kabul, instead focusing on direct talks with Washington.
The US president spoke of his desire to end the conflict in Afghanistan and said discussions were once again underway with the Taliban. Trump previously broke off long-anticipated talks in September.
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