Breakaway Taliban faction expresses support for talks with Afghan govt

  • AP
  • Updated: May 30, 2016 08:05 IST

SHINDAND: A breakaway Taliban faction is willing to hold peace talks with the Afghan government but will demand the imposition of Islamic law and the departure of all foreign forces, a senior leader of the group said on Sunday. Mullah Abdul Manan Niazi told a group of around 200 followers in eastern Afghanistan that his faction had no faith in the government but was willing to negotiate without preconditions. Niazi is the deputy to Mullah Mohammad Rasool, who split from the Taliban last summer.

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