Afghan President Says Need to Find Way to Say 'Sorry' to Taliban

March 25, 2015 11:23 PM

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Afghan President Says Need to Find Way to Say 'Sorry' to Taliban

Washington: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Wednesday that some members of the Taliban had legitimate grievances given the torture and ill treatment they had suffered and it was necessary to find a way to apologise and heal national wounds.

Speaking during a visit to Washington, Ghani said South Africa and Rwanda, which set up truth and reconciliation commissions to come clean about past abuses but not necessarily to punish them, had been most effective in "devising collective forms of therapy" for traumatized nations.

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