Exclusive: Secret meetings in Pakistan expose obstacles to Afghan peace talks

March 12, 2015 11:42 AM

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ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Days after word leaked that the Afghan Taliban had signaled willingness to enter talks to end Afghanistan's long war, senior representatives of the militant group visited Islamabad for secret discussions on the next step forward.

They left with a blunt message from Pakistan: the Taliban must end a rift between two top leaders, or talks might never get off the ground.

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