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January 27, 2022

Karzai confirms Taliban contacts

Afghan President Hamid Karzai has confirmed that “unofficial contacts” with the Taliban have been taking place to end the insurgency, BBC reported. In a CNN interview, he said such contacts “have been going on for quite some time”. The admission comes shortly after Karzai set up the High Peace Council – the body to start a dialogue with the Taliban. “We have been talking to the Taliban as countryman to countryman, talk in that manner,” Karzai told CNN’s Larry King Live in an interview broadcast in full on Monday.

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