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Reports in the New York Times and Washington Post say interrogations of captured extremists revealed Russian intelligence units paid bounties to kill US and UK troops.
The alleged Russian bounties have swiftly emerged as another political crisis for the President already struggling with the Covid outbreak and Black Lives Matter protests.
Sikh community leader Nedan Singh was abducted in Afghanistan's Paktia province. MEA said it's in touch with Afghanistan govt to ensure safety of the minority community.
Speaking at a virtual conference, the Afghan MP said people were frustrated with years of war and would find it difficult to take Covid-19 seriously.
The exit of US troops might not open the gates of Kabul to Taliban, but without a viable peace process it would be the prelude to more years of bloodshed and stalemate.
Today's political, economic & strategic punditry from P. Stobdan, Yamini Aiyar, Mahesh Vyas, Boria Majumdar and many others.
The Americans want to get out of Afghanistan sooner than later, in time for Trump's re-election bid. But who will fill the vacuum once they are gone?
Ghani's spokesman tweeted Sunday that a political deal had been signed according to which he would remain president of the war-torn nation.
New Delhi has made it clear to US peace talks official Zalmay Khalilzad that India wants Taliban to first recognise the democratic Afghanistan government.