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Remember those bad dudes, the Taliban?

Taliban envoys travel to Pakistan to discuss Afghanistan peace talks
Senior members of the Taliban’s political commission based in Qatar have travelled to Pakistan for discussions with security officials there about possible peace talks with the Afghan government.

The development follows the revelation this week that Taliban officials held two rounds of secret talks with Afghanistan’s spy chief and a senior US diplomat in the capital of the Gulf state, Doha, this month and last month – meetings Pakistan was excluded from despite its long association with the Islamist movement.

Two sources within the insurgency told the Guardian that a trio of Taliban diplomats left Doha on Wednesday with a mission to hold talks with Pakistani officials.
(After 15 years of bombin' and a shootin' it seems it's time for some a talkin' - were n't we here in 2001? :fp: