Afghan government envoys accuse Taliban of snubbing talks

Afghan government negotiators holding peace talks with the Taliban charged Tuesday their opponents had been avoiding formal engagement for more than a week, an accusation the insurgents denied. The two sides have been meeting in the Qatari capital Doha since September in a US-backed effort to contain the violence in their country, but the negotiations have already been interrupted by several long pauses. “Peace and ending the violence are our people and government’s top priority,” tweeted Afghan government negotiator Nader Nadery. “To achieve this noble goal, the (government) peace negotiation…

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