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US defence secretary Jim Mattis lands in Kabul on March 13, 2018 on an unannounced trip to Afghanistan.(Reuters)

US defence secy Jim Mattis says signs indicate Taliban open to Afghan peace talks

Reuters, Kabul | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2018 06:03 PM IST
Jim Mattis made the remarks during an unannounced visit to Kabul and comes weeks after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani unveiled a plan to open peace talks with the Taliban. The insurgents have so far given no formal response to Kabul’s offer.
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