Peace talks between Pakistan and Taliban faltering: official

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Posted: Jan 19, 2012 4:03 AM
Peace talks between Pakistan and Taliban faltering: official

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Exploratory peace talks between Pakistan and al Qaeda-linked Taliban insurgents have made little progress, a senior security official told Reuters on Thursday.

The official said the group, seen as the biggest security threat to the strategic U.S. ally, had flatly rejected a demand that it work through tribal elders to reach a deal whereby fighters approach authorities and lay down their arms.

(Reporting by Michael Georgy; Editing by Ed Lane)