Obama praises Afghan efforts to reconcile with Taliban

first_imgTaliban insurgents have stepped up their attacks on Afghan soldiers and police in recent months. U.S. and NATO troops formally ended their combat mission at the end of 2014, leaving Afghan forces in charge of security.Earlier Wednesday, a suicide bomber attacked a crowded market in northern Afghanistan, killing at least 19 people.Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Sponsored Stories Afghan men carry an injured man to a hospital after a suicide attack in Faryab province northern of Kabul, Afghanistan, Wednesday, July 22, 2015. More than a dozen people are dead and at least 38 people wounded after a suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden vest among a crowd of shoppers at a market in northern Afghanistan Wednesday. (AP Photo) Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Check your body, save your life New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has expressed support for Afghanistan’s efforts to reconcile with the Taliban.Obama spoke by video conference on Wednesday with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. The White House says Obama praised Ghani for promoting the peace process.The two leaders also spoke about U.S. efforts to advise and strengthen Afghanistan’s military and to counter terrorist threats. Obama cited the Kabul government’s progress in fighting corruption and improving the economy. Comments   Share   Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall Top Stories Get a lawn your neighbor will be jealous of 5 ways to recognize low testosteronelast_img