Taliban

A militant attack in Kabul, Afghanistan killed at least 28 people and wounded more than 300 others. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, which came one week after the militants announced the launch of its spring offensive.

Claiming they were targeting a military convoy of the U.S.-led coalition, the Taliban on Monday took credit for a car bombing near Kabul International Airport, Afghanistan that killed at least one person and injured four others, reports CNN.

Despite pledging to bring home almost all American troops before leaving office, President Barack Obama plans to leave nearly 10,000 troops in war-torn Afghanistan through 2016 in an effort to help fend off the Taliban, reports the Washington Post.

In honor of those who lost their lives in the tragic terror attacks made on the World Trade Center 14 years ago, there is a host of commemorative events being held across the country. In New York, a ceremony is being held outside the National September 11 Memorial & Museum that is currently being live-streamed on YouTube. […]

Also in today's round-up, Afghan officials meet with the Taliban for possible peace talks and the SC House of Representatives presides over the Confederate flag.