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Taliban know Kabul attack was a big mistake: Trump

Taliban know Kabul attack was a big mistake: Trump

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Sep 15, 2019 - 16:34

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): US President Donald Trump on Saturday said Talinan knew they made a big mistake by launching a deadly attack in Kabul, which claimed 12 lives including an American soldier.

 “The militant group is aware that they have committed a "big mistake,” tweeted the US president, adding “it was not a "good idea" for Talibaninfo-icon to launch a deadly blast in Kabul,

"The Taliban has never been hit harder than it is being hit right now. Killing 12 people, including one great American soldier, was not a good idea.”

“There are much better ways to set up a negotiation. The Taliban knows they made a big mistake, and they have no idea how to recover!," Trump tweeted.

Trump had called off the negotiations with the Taliban and cancelled a "secret meeting" with the group's representatives at Camp David in the wake of the Kabul terror attack.

Despite Trump's decision, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has said that the administration is still working toward a deal but it will not proceed until the Taliban delivers on its commitments.

On September 5, two NATOinfo-icon troops including a US soldier and 10 Afghans were killed in a car suicide bombing claimed by the Taliban in Shash Darak area of Kabul.

In reaction, the Taliban in a statement said they would continue fighting and the US would suffer more.

A Taliban delegation then traveled to Russia and announced they were ready for resumption of talks with the US.

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