Pompeo condemns Taliban bombings, calls for 'genuine commitment to peace'
WASHINGTON -- US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday (September 17) condemned the Taliban's recent suicide bombings in Parwan and Kabul provinces and urged the militants to "demonstrate a genuine commitment to peace".
"Through these attacks, the Taliban demonstrate blatant disregard for the people and institutions of Afghanistan," Pompeo said in a statement hours after the attacks on Tuesday.
"For Afghans to truly reconcile, the Taliban must begin to demonstrate a genuine commitment to peace rather than continue the violence and destruction that causes such inordinate harm to the Afghan people and the future of their country," he said.
The two suicide bombings killed at least 48 people and wounded dozen others.