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Bagram attack interrupts US, Taliban talks in Doha

Zalmay Khalilzad in October 2011 cropped
Former U.S. Ambassador Zalmai Khalilzad speaks at the inauguration of the Ghazi School in Kabul. U.S. Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan James B. Cunningham, Afghan Minister of Education Abdul Rahim Wardak and visitng former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Zalmai Khalilzad officially inaugurated the newly rebuilt Ghazi High School in West Kabul October 23, 2011. Former alumni of the school include both Ambassador Khalilzad and Afghan President Hamid Karzai. The school was destroyed during 30 years of fighting in Afghanistan, and was refurbished by the U.S. Agency for International Development. (Department of State)

By: The Kabul Times

KABUL: The peace negotiations interrupted again following an attack undertaken by Taliban militants on Wednesday.
U.S peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad has informed that the Doha peace negotiations have been ‘paused’ following the attack on Bagram airfield.
We’re taking a brief pause for them to consult their leadership on this essential topic, said Khalilzad.
“When I met the Talibs today, I expressed outrage about yesterday’s attack on Bagram, which recklessly killed two and wounded dozens of civilians. Taliban must show they are willing & able to respond to Afghan desire for peace,” Zalmay Khalilzad tweeted the other day.
The major topics of the 5 days talks between the U.S peace delegations and the Taliban leaders in Doha, Qatar were ‘violence reduction’ and ‘ceasefire’, but the Wednesday’s attack by Taliban which killed 2 and injured over 70 most of whom were civilians, changed the scene.

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