TRUMP SAYS HE CANCELED PEACE TALKS WITH TALIBAN OVER ATTACK

SOME TALIBAN ARE BASED IN NEIGHBORING PAKISTAN, WHERE MCKENZIE HELD TALKS ON SATURDAY WITH A TOP PAKISTANI GENERAL.

BUT MCKENZIE COMMENDED PAKISTAN FOR SUPPORTING THE PEACE EFFORTS IN AFGHANISTAN, IN THE LATEST SIGN OF AN IMPROVEMENT IN LONG-FRAUGHT RELATIONS BETWEEN WASHINGTON AND ISLAMABAD.

I think Pakistan sees the benefits of a stable Afghanistan," McKenzie said.
But a wave of Taliban violence has cast a long shadow over the deal.
The Taliban have rejected calls for a ceasefire and instead stepped up operations across the country.

WASHINGTON/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday said he canceled peace talks with Afghanistan’s Taliban leaders after the insurgent group said it was behind an attack in Kabul that killed an...

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