Afghanistan Live Blog
Afghanistan - Apr 16, 2012 - 12:19
Janan Mosazai, Afghan foreign ministry spokesman, said: “It is nearly impossible to stop all attacks by terrorists who continue to have sanctuaries and receive ideological, financial and logistical support outside Afghanistan.”
“We will continue to fight the terrorists who pose a threat and danger to Afghanistan’s security and stability and its young democracy,” he said.
“At the same time we will continue to pursue peace efforts with armed opposition groups, including the Taliban and other groups who are prepared to engage the Afghan government in negotiations so that we can put an end to the war going on in this country for the last three decades through a political solution.
“And for that we are engaging not only leaders within the Taliban and other opposition groups, but also countries in the region, particularly the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.”
For more detail and context, read our news story: Taliban assault on Afghan capital 'over'
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