Kabul, November 21
About 23 mortar shells hit different parts of the Afghan capital on Saturday, killing at least eight persons and wounding 31. The Taliban denied any role. The mortar barrage came as representatives of the Afghan Government and the Taliban continued to hold talks in Qatar.
In an oblique reference to Pakistan, India told the UN that Afghanistan could succeed only when terrorism no longer flowed across the Durand Line.
Time to Act against terror camps
It is time the Security Council speaks unequivocally against violence and acts against terrorist sanctuaries. —TS Tirumurti, Indian REP at United Nations
India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations TS Tirumurti said: “For durable peace, we have to put an end to terrorist safe havens and sanctuaries operating across the Durand Line. It is important to ensure that those who shelter terrorists must be held accountable,” he said, without naming any country. — Agencies