OIC calls on Afghan rivals to end hostilities, engage in peace talks

The Organization of Islamic Cooperation has called on Afghan rivals to end hostilities and engage in peace talks.

In a statement, OIC Secretary General Yousuf Al-Othaimeen voiced his growing concern on ever rising collateral casualties of the civilian population.

At least 500 Taliban fighters, 145 security personnel and 60 civilians were killed in four-day long clashes Ghazni earlier this week.

Al-Othaimeen said there can be no military solution in Afghanistan. Time is long overdue for a lasting political settlement.

Source: Radio Pakistan