Taliban Meets Former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai, Holds Talk on Govt Formation

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Published: August 18,2021 06:58 PM
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A Taliban commander and senior leader of the Haqqani Network terrorist group, Anas Haqqani, has met former Afghan President Hamid Karzai for talks, a Taliban official said on Wednesday.

August 18, 2021: Anas Haqqani, a Taliban commander and senior leader of the Haqqani Network militant group, has met former Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai for talks on government formation, according to reports.



Karzai was reportedly accompanied by the old government`s main peace envoy, Abdullah Abdullah, in the meeting, said the Taliban official, who declined to be identified.



The Haqqani Network is an important faction of the Taliban, which captured the capital, Kabul, on Sunday. The network, based on the border with Pakistan, was accused over recent years of some of the most deadly militant attacks in Afghanistan.