Afghan intelligence officials believe Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba was behind last week’s attack in Kabul that killed 17 people, including six Indians, and that the gunmen sought out Indian victims. A senior US official, meanwhile, said he did not believe the attackers were targeting Indians and warned against jumping to conclusions.
US President Donald J. Trump is expected to meet his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, at the Group of Twenty (G20) summit in Buenos Aires later this week. Is that a good idea in light of Russia’s latest aggression toward Ukraine and the somewhat stymied success of past meetings between the two leaders? In an interview with The Washington Post , Trump left open the possibility that he might, after all, cancel the meeting over the incident in the Kerch Strait. “Maybe I won’t even have the meeting,” he said.