The attack on Bagram airfield was carried out from a vehicle parked in an adjoining village.
Over 18 years after the war began, the accord sets the stage for US troop pullout from Afghanistan. If the deal is successful, the "graveyard of empires" will have once again successfully turned away another world power from its landlocked borders.
“If the Taliban and the government of Afghanistan live up to these commitments, we will have a powerful path forward to end the war in Afghanistan and bring our troops home,” President Trump said in a statement.
Islamabad plays a crucial role in advancing mediation efforts between the Taliban and Washington, positioning itself as a powerful bargaining force in the future of Afghanistan.
The United States plans to sign an agreement with the Taliban on Saturday in Qatar if the week-long truce holds. Four days in, the number of Taliban attacks has fallen dramatically.
Isolated attacks take place, reports say, on first day of "violence reduction period" which if observed successfully will lead to US-Taliban deal and a subsequent pullout of US troops after nearly two decades in country.
The apparent insider attack, which took place in Nangarhar province, occurred after a combined US and Afghan force was returning from a "key-leader engagement," Colonel Sonny Leggett, a spokesman for US forces in Afghanistan, said in a statement.
It was a mixed bag for Pakistan's prime minister who is always well-received, but unable to convincingly make Pakistan's case.
Iran has limited influence over the Taliban and little to gain from prolonging the war.
The Taliban is expected to discuss these terms with US negotiators in Doha, two sources said. If such an agreement is reached, it will revive hopes for a long-term solution to the war in Afghanistan.
A trove of documents released by the Washington Post reveal that senior commanders had little idea who they were fighting, money was misspent, and intelligence was spun to present a flattering picture of what was happening.
A UN report said 2,563 civilians were killed and 5,676 were wounded in the first nine months of this year. Insurgents were responsible for 62 percent of the casualties.
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