An Afghan security personnel stands guard near a checkpoint in Jalalabad in Nangarhar province on April 22, 2015. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada
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Afghan and Taliban officials will hold two days of "reconciliation" talks in Qatar, the Gulf nation's state news agency reported Saturday, although both sides sought to downplay expectations from the meeting.QNA did not identify the officials taking part in the talks, which it said began Saturday, citing Foreign Ministry official Yousif Al Sada.Afghan presidential spokesman Ajmal Abidy said members of the country's High Peace Council would attend the talks in Doha in their "personal capacity only".Current Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, elected last year, has pushed for peace talks with the Taliban.
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