Kabul, Taliban negotiators to meet in Qatar as Afghan fighting rages
Pakistani paramilitary soldiers stand guard near the Pakistan Afghan border crossing following fighting between Afghan security forces and Taliban in SpinBoldak border area, in Chaman, Pakistan.
Representatives of the
government and the
were due to meet in Doha for talks on Saturday
Several high-ranking officials including former president Hamid Karzai and former chief executive Abdullah Abdullah were heading to Doha on Friday afternoon.
had touted a conference of regional leaders to address the spiralling violence.
with inputs from AFP
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