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U.S. Says Worried About Increase in Attacks by ISIS-K in Afghanistan

The United States is worried about an uptick in attacks by Islamic State's affiliate in Afghanistan and remains deeply concerned about al Qaeda's ongoing presence there, U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan Tom West said on Monday.

West spoke to reporters by telephone from Brussels, where he briefed NATO allies on U.S. talks with the Taliban and held consultations on a "road map" toward recognition of the government that the Islamists formed after their takeover and the U.S. troop pullout in August.

"The Taliban have voiced very clearly and openly their desire to normalize relations with the international community, to see a resumption in aid, to see a return of the international diplomatic community to Kabul and to see sanctions relief," he said. "The United States can deliver none of these things on our own."

It was West's first on-the-record briefing to reporters since he assumed his post last month.

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