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USA army ranger possibly died from friendly fire with Afghan forces

USA army ranger possibly died from friendly fire with Afghan forces

The US new strategy in Afghanistan, announced by President Donald Trump last summer, has been a game changer for the advancement of the country's peace process, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said in a keynote statement during the Geneva Ministerial Conference on Afghanistan on Wednesday.

At least 10 people were killed and 19 were wounded in an attack on a compound of British security group G4S in the Afghan capital Kabul today.

However, Kabul police spokesman Basir Mujahid, said gunfire was not heard in the area and that security forces were on their way to the attack scene.

"A number of gunmen entered the G4S compound right after the vehicle bomb", said Najib Danish, a spokesman for the interior ministry. "It gives you an idea just how much of a load of this fight is being carried by the Afghan army", he said.

The United Nations, which is co-hosting the summit at the city's Palais des Nations with the Afghan government, said the conference "will also be crucial in measuring results against the $15.2bn committed by the worldwide community for Afghanistan in 2016". The casualties included residents who live near the compound, the ministry said.

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Nasart Rahimi, deputy spokesman for the Interior Ministry, says there are no immediate details. Resolute Support believes the soldiers was accidentally killed by an Afghan soldier in close quarters combat "during an assault on one of multiple barricaded al Qaeda shooters".

USA military officials said the attack Tuesday took place during a military patrol near Ghazni city, which has remained tense and unstable since Taliban forces overran it in August in a four-day siege that left more than 100 people dead and parts of the city in ruins.

Both the Taliban and the Islamic State group have stepped up their attacks on Kabul, which is one of the deadliest places in the country for civilians.

The meeting aims to take stock of progress of the Afghan government in using billions of dollars in foreign aid for education, health care, humanitarian support and needs since 2016.


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