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Mattis in Kabul, says elements in Taliban open to peace talks

Members of the honour guard stand outside the presidential palace during US Defence Secretary Jim Mattis visit to Afghanistan, in Kabul on March 13, 2018. Elements of the Taliban are open to talks with the Afghan government, Mattis said March 13 as he arrived in Kabul on an unannounced visit. Mattis flew into the war-torn city two weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban. / AFP / Thomas WATKINS

 

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