KABUL: Reports had surfaced on Tuesday of secret peace negotiations between the Afghan Taliban and the incumbent Afghanistan government.
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However The Taliban on Wednesday rejected reports of secret meetings with the Afghan government in a bid to resume long-stalled peace negotiations, insisting that their hardline policy remains unchanged.
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Afghan officials on Tuesday said they held two meetings since September in Doha , where the Taliban maintain a political office , after the news was first reported by Britain’s The Guardian newspaper.
But Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid in a statement rejected any reports of talks or meetings.