The Taliban is a radical Islamist movement in Afghanistan. The group has recently advanced in the rural territories and launched an offensive in big cities of the country. About 15 percent of Afghanistan’s districts were under the militants’ control while 133 were contested, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction said on February 1.
The Daesh jihadists have also been active in the country. The most recent terrorist attack, carried out by the group, reportedly took place on February 9 in front of Afghanistan's Supreme Court.
Since the country suffers from the continuous activity of Taliban militant groups, in order to settle the conflict the consultations on promoting reconciliation in Afghanistan will be conducted later on Wednesday in Moscow. Russia, China, Pakistan, Iran, India and Afghanistan are expected to take part in the talks.
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