Afghanistan signs draft agreement with Hezb-e-Islami militant group

Q.  Afghanistan has signed a draft agreement with which militant group?
- Published on 20 May 16

a. Hezbollah
b. Taliban
c. Hezb-e-Islami
d. None of the above

ANSWER: Hezb-e-Islami
Afghanistan signed a draft agreement on May 18 with the Hezb-e-Islami militant group in a move the government hopes could lead to a full peace accord with one of the most notorious warlords in the insurgency.
  • Hezb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is a veteran of decades of Afghan war and rights groups have accused his group of widespread abuses, particularly during civil war in the early 1990s, when he briefly served as prime minister.
  • The U.S. has also linked the group to al-Qaeda and the Taliban and put Hekmatyar on its designated terrorist list.

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