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The US's Ambassador and arbitrator for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, announced that both sides have drawn up a draft agreement under which the US will need to withdraw troops from Afghanistan.

Afghanistan: Taliban claims suicide attack near the US Embassy amidst peace talks

A suicide bomb exploded in an area where the international embassies and government building are situated, the Afghan authorities stated. The blast was in the heart of Kabul city with the impact that rattled windows and doors of nearby buildings. The Guardian reported.

A suicide vehicle bomb rocked Kabul, on Thursday, Taliban claimed the assault. The attack killed at least 10 people and wounded 42 in the diplomatic area where the head office of Afghanistan’s Nato forces and the US consulate is situated. The international media reported. 

According to the Guardian news, interior Ministry spokesperson, Nasrat Rahimi, stated that ambulances and rescue teams were rushed to the blast scene. 

In the backdrop of continuing terror attacks, the Taliban and US officials have been progressive in negotiation talks to secure a peace deal by negotiating on sending back American troops in return for Taliban security assurance. 

The US’s Ambassador and arbitrator for peace in Afghanistan, Zalmay Khalilzad, announced that both sides have drawn up a draft agreement under which the US will need to withdraw troops from Afghanistan. There are nearly 14,000 US troops in Afghanistan, deployed at different bases over the nation. The Guardian reported.

The US ambassador Khalilzad will soon meet Afghan and Nato authorities to define the draft agreement, which is awaited to be approved by President Donald Trump before it is finally signed. Khalilzad has shared features of the draft with the Afghan president, Ashraf Ghani, and asked his opinion before firming up a draft that could put a full stop to the longest battle ever.

However, according to the Guardian news, The Ghani’s government is looking forward to the United States response and approval on the draft agreement.

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