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Karzai says US are talking to the Taliban

Karzai announces talks between US and Taliban Leaders

Karzai announces talks between US and Taliban Leaders

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has announced that the US is engaged in talks with the Taliban.

He has intimated that “Foreign military and especially the US itself” are involved in peace talks with the Islamic extremist group. However later, an attack was made on a Kabul police station which killed  nine people by suicide bombers.

US Defence Secretary Robert Gates had previously said that there could be political talks with the Taliban by the end of this year – also the US wishes to start withdrawing its 97,000 troops from Afghanistan in July.

It aims to gradually hand over all security operations to Afghan security forces by 2014.


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