Coalition forces fly sorties over US military jet crash site in eastern Afghanistan as Taliban insurgents prevent Afghan forces from trying to reach charred wreckage, officials say.
Local officials of northern Baghlan province say insurgents managed to storm the base with ease after a sympathetic policeman opened a door for them.
Afghanistan US Forces spokesman Colonel Sonny Leggett confirmed in a statement that the aircraft was a US Bombardier E-11A but rejected it was shot down by the Taliban.
Manzoor Pashteen, head of the Pashtun Protection Movement, was arrested in a pre-dawn raid in the northwestern city of Peshawar on charges of making anti-government speeches at rallies and inciting violence, a local police official says.
As the Taliban and the US draw closer to a peace agreement the Afghan government has launched a series of ground attacks against the group.
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.
Efforts to secure a durable political settlement to the Afghanistan war coincide and conflict with an uncertain political transition in the country.
"We're talking about Kashmir in relation to what is going on with Pakistan and India. And if we can help we certainly will be helping," US President Trump says ahead of closed-door talks with Pakistan PM Imran Khan in Davos.
After the Trump administration declared the deal dead in September last year, reports suggest that negotiations between the two sides are back on track, with a deal imminent.
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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.
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