Afghan president says peace delegation meeting Taliban in Pakistan

Reuters News
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Posted: Jul 07, 2015 8:26 AM

KABUL (Reuters) - The Afghan government has sent a peace delegation to Pakistan for negotiations with the Taliban, the president's office said in a statement on Twitter on Tuesday.

The meeting could be a step towards starting a formal peace process with the insurgent group that was ousted from power by a U.S. led invasion in 2001.

(Reporting by Kabul bureau, Editing by Clarence Fernandez)