US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells has said that she has been told by her friends in the Afghan government that the Taliban are part of the social fabric of Afghanistan, and believe in the nationhood of country. Speaking to the Afghan news agency TOLO News, the US diplomat sought to quash rumours regarding her presence in Kabul, telling a news anchor that she was here in advance of the Kabul peace process. “The US wants to consult with the Afghan government over how it can support their efforts to promote a politically negotiated settlement in the wake of what have been a series of heinous attacks against the civilian population,” she said. Commenting on the recent uptick in violence in the war-torn country, Wells admitted that the conditions of the region were not “terribly right”, especially as a wave of bombings have ripped through the Afghan capital over the past several weeks. “Ultimately the solution to Afghanistan security and stability will lie in a political resolution and not on the military battlefield. Until then, we are going to pressure Taliban and support the Afghan security forces,” the US official was quoted as saying. Taliban are a part of the social fabric of Afghanistan, Kabul tells US diplomat - The Express Tribune But, really they are just there to help. What's a few blown up people?