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Ghani Orders Execution of 11 Haqqani, Taliban Prisoners After Kabul Bombing

(Last Updated On: June 1, 2017)

Afghan President Ghani has just issued a decree ordering the execution of 11 Haqqani Network and Taliban prisoners.

The decision was taken in retaliation to the truck bomb explosion that took place in the Wazir Mohammad Akbar Khan area of Kabul on Wednesday, claiming the lives of 90 people and causing injuries to over 300 others.

Afghan government has blamed Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Haqqani network for Wednesday’s blast.

Today, Afghanistan is as much a battleground for proxy wars and regional arm wrestling as it was decades ago, with ordinary Afghans feeling like victims of an unchosen fate.

Although Nato military boots on the ground are present to provide training and support to the Afghan security forces and the government, the situation has not improved. The insurgents enjoy similar covert support today from regional players

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