Afghan villagers carry a body on a stretcher outside a hospital following an airstrike in Lashkar Gah. Photo: AFP

Dozens of civilians at wedding party killed in US-backed raid on Taliban in Afghanistan

  • Afghan special forces, supported by US air strikes, conducted raids on Taliban hideouts in Helmand province
  • The first killed six fighters and the second ‘mistakenly’ hit civilians, officials say
Topic |   Afghanistan

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Afghan villagers carry a body on a stretcher outside a hospital following an airstrike in Lashkar Gah. Photo: AFP
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President Donald Trump said talks between US diplomats and the Taliban were “dead”. Photo: AP

China urges US to continue to engage with Taliban after talks in Beijing as conflict continues in Afghanistan

  • Beijing says it remains committed to peace process in Afghanistan and will ‘play constructive role’, after delegation meets special Chinese representative
  • It comes after US President Donald Trump called off negotiations with insurgent group earlier this month
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President Donald Trump said talks between US diplomats and the Taliban were “dead”. Photo: AP
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