The UN Security Council ordered global sanctions against the Haqqani militant network in Afghanistan, a move welcomed by Kabul but dismissed as meaningless by the Taliban.
File photo shows US soldiers on patrol near the border with Pakistan in Khost province, east Afghanistan. The UN Security Council has ordered global sanctions against the Pakistan-linked Haqqani militant network, which has been blamed for deadly attacks in Afghanistan.
The Haqqani group, whose leaders are based in Pakistan, is accused of carrying out a string of major attacks in Afghanistan including strikes against the US and Indian embassies and a major hotel in Kabul.
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