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The Taliban or Taleban, who refer to themselves as the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, are a Sunni Islamic fundamentalist political movement and military organization in Afghanistan currently waging war within that country.
Taliban attacks have increased by 24 per cent after the signing of the US-Taliban peace deal in February last year, said the head of the Afghan intelligence agency on Sunday, adding that the terrorist group has launched 20,600 attacks since last March.
Amid the rise in terrorist attacks by the Taliban, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Sunday said he has a clear plan for peace in the country but pointed out that the process should not be hasty.
The turning back of the Pakistani parliamentary delegation plane from the Kabul Airport on security grounds on Friday has generated too many questions and impacted the already deteriorating relations between the two neighbouring countries.
The visit of a Pakistani parliamentary delegation to Afghanistan has been scrapped due to the security threat.
Even after 50 years since Pakistan and Bangladesh became two separate countries in 1971, the two nations are diametrically opposed in terms of the status of women with Islamabad witnessing a decline over the years.
At least 68 Taliban terrorists were killed and 74 others were wounded in a recent government offensive operations in Afghanistan amid the ongoing peace talks.
Pakistan views the Afghan Taliban as a friendly and reliable anti-India element in Afghanistan.
At least 59 people were killed in insurgent activities and clashes in Afghanistan in the past 24 hours, according to a local independent war monitoring group early Wednesday.
Two people were killed and six others sustained injuries in an explosion in the city of Jalalabad on Wednesday, ToloNews reported.