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Bass Criticises Taliban Over Destroying Civilian Infrastructure

Bass Criticises Taliban Over Destroying Civilian Infrastructure

KABUL - US Ambassador John Bass on Thursday criticised the Taliban over destroying telecom and other infrastructures at a time when peace talks are underway.
The top US diplomat tweeted: “Taliban say they want peace and that we are close to a deal that promotes a settlement, but at the same time they are destroying telecom and other infrastructure Afghans depend on.”
He said: “Should we and Afghans pay attention to what they say, or what they do? It is long past the time for violence and attacks to end.”
On Wednesday, a facility which had been providing Salaam telecom services was damaged as a result of bomb blast in southeastern Khost province.
On the other hand, the Taliban militants had destroyed a tower of Salaam in central Maidan Wardak province.
The group also claimed responsibility for destroying Salaam antenna and said the state-run telecom firm continued to violate Taliban’s orders despite multiple warnings.
The insurgent group said the company was collecting intelligence information for the Afghan government and the US. (Pajhwok)