The Heat: The future of Afghanistan and the Taliban

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Three suicide attacks rocked the capital city of Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday killing at least 51 people and injuring hundreds of others. Another 29 members of a pro-government militia died in a separate attack on Saturday in the northern province of Kunduz. At least five people died on Monday in an attack near the Kabul Airport. It was the bloodiest 72 hours in Afghanistan in years.

The confirmed death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and the announcement that Mullah Akhtar Mansour will replace him has caused unrest in the Islamic fundamentalist group-raising questions about the direction it will take next. It comes as tentative peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government were just beginning to raise hopes that there could be an end in sight to Afghanistan’s 13-year civil war.

Now, those talks are not only on hold, the Afghan people have endured another wave of suicide bombings, killing dozens and leaving hundreds more wounded. CCTV’s Natalie Carney provided an update:

The Heat: The future of Afghanistan and the Taliban

The Heat: The future of Afghanistan and the Taliban

The confirmed death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and the announcement that Mullah Akhtar Mansour will replace him has caused unrest in the Islamic fundamentalist group-raising questions about the direction it will take next. It comes as tentative peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government were just beginning to raise hopes that there could be an end in sight to Afghanistan's 13-year civil war.

The Heat spoke to a panel of experts about the situation:

Omara Samad, Anand Gupta, Shao Yuqun, Andrew Small on Afghanistan\'s future Pt 1

Omara Samad, Anand Gupta, Shao Yuqun, Andrew Small on Afghanistan\'s future Pt 1

Three suicide attacks rocked the capital city of Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday killing at least 51 people and injuring hundreds of others. Another 29 members of a pro-government militia died in a separate attack on Saturday in the northern province of Kunduz. At least five people died on Monday in an attack near the Kabul Airport. It was the bloodiest 72 hours in Afghanistan in years. The confirmed death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and the announcement that Mullah Akhtar Mansour will replace him has caused unrest in the Islamic fundamentalist group-raising questions about the direction it will take next. It comes as tentative peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government were just beginning to raise hopes that there could be an end in sight to Afghanistan's 13-year civil war.

Omara Samad, Anand Gupta, Shao Yuqun, Andrew Small on Afghanistan\'s future Pt 2

Omara Samad, Anand Gupta, Shao Yuqun, Andrew Small on Afghanistan\'s future Pt 2

Three suicide attacks rocked the capital city of Kabul, Afghanistan on Friday killing at least 51 people and injuring hundreds of others. Another 29 members of a pro-government militia died in a separate attack on Saturday in the northern province of Kunduz. At least five people died on Monday in an attack near the Kabul Airport. It was the bloodiest 72 hours in Afghanistan in years. The confirmed death of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and the announcement that Mullah Akhtar Mansour will replace him has caused unrest in the Islamic fundamentalist group-raising questions about the direction it will take next. It comes as tentative peace talks between the Taliban and Afghan government were just beginning to raise hopes that there could be an end in sight to Afghanistan's 13-year civil war.