Taliban reject claims Russia offered Afghan militants bounties to kill US troops

The Taliban on Saturday rejected a newspaper report claiming their fighters had received rewards from Moscow’s spies to kill US troops in Afghanistan.The New York Times reported on Friday that bounties offered by a notorious arm of Russia’s military intelligence service gave incentives to Taliban fighters to target US forces, just as President Donald Trump tries to withdraw troops and end America’s longest war.“The nineteen-year jihad of the Islamic Emirate is not indebted to the beneficence of…

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