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US Secretary of Defence Mike Pompeo meets Taliban and Afghan government negotiators in Qatar

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met negotiators from the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha on Saturday, amid signs of progress in their talks as Washington speeds up its withdrawal.Pompeo’s visit comes in the wake of a rocket attack which struck densely populated areas of Kabul, killing at least eight people in the latest outbreak of violence in the Afghan capital.The Taliban denied responsibility and the Islamic State group claimed the deadly strike.Pompeo met separately with the…


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