Afghan Government, Taliban Officials Hold New Talks in Qatar

October 19, 2016 1:52 PM

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Taliban officials and the Afghan government have held new secret talks in Qatar aimed at restarting peace negotiations to end the country's war, three officials say, though questions remain over which faction of the insurgency is doing the talking.

The Guardian newspaper of Britain first reported on the talks Tuesday, saying the first happened in September and second this month in Qatar. The Arabian Peninsula country hosts a Taliban political office.

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