It is with great sadness to have learnt that an attack took place against worshippers at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, during Friday prayers resulting in the martyrdom of 49 Muslims and injuries to many others.
The Islamic Emirate condemns this incident in the strongest terms. Attacking innocent worshipers is a sign of absolute hatred and an unforgivable crime.
We express our deepest sympathy with the families of victims and pray for Jannah (Paradise) for the martyrs and urgent recovery for the wounded.
We are learning of this tragic incident as mosques and homes are bombed and many civilians are losing their lives in our country every day at the hands of the invaders and stooge Kabul administration forces.
We ask the government of New Zealand to prevent the repeat of such occurrences, to carry out a comprehensive investigation to find root of cause of such terrorism and hand a hefty punishment to the attackers.
Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
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Talks that began with the United States on the 25th of February 2019 came to an end today, 12th March 2019.
This round of talks saw extensive and detailed discussions taking place regarding two issues that were agreed upon during January talks. Those two issues were the withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan and preventing anyone from harming others from Afghan soil; how and when will all foreign forces exit Afghanistan and through what method? Similarly, how will the United States and her allies be given assurances about future Afghanistan?
Progress was achieved regarding both these issues. For now, both sides will deliberate over the achieved progress, share it with their respective leaderships and prepare for the upcoming meeting, the date of which shall be set by both negotiation teams.

It should be mentioned that no agreement was reached regarding a ceasefire and talks with the Kabul administration, nor were other issues made a part of the current agenda. Reports by some media outlets in this regard are baseless.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Zabihullah Mujahid
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Source: Telegram