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Acting defense secretary travels to Afghanistan despite Taliban attacks

Acting defense secretary travels to Afghanistan despite Taliban attacks
Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller visited Afghanistan on Wednesday, the second senior defense official in a week to travel to the region amid ongoing Taliban violence against civilians and Afghan security forces.

A peace agreement in February between the United States and the Taliban laid out conditions for the Taliban to meet, including reducing violence and stopping attacks on U.The United States in return agreed to reduce the number of troops in the country.The United States, as well its NATO allies, have tried to get the Taliban to do more to reduce the violence, according to a senior defense official who spoke on condition of anonymity.Acting defense secretary travels to Afghanistan despite Taliban attacks KABUL, Afghanistan — Acting Defense Secretary Christopher Miller visited Afghanistan on Wednesday, the second senior defense official in a week to travel to the region amid ongoing Taliban violence against civilians and Afghan security forces.

The acting defense secretary’s visit to the country follows a car bomb explosion Sunday in Kabul that killed nine people and wounded 20 others.Afghanistan continues to see violence against government forces and civilians by the Taliban and other terrorist groups such as the Islamic State.

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