Decision was made after "substantial progress" in the talks with the 50-member team of elders from Pakistan in the Afghan capital, says outlawed Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.
Over 100 members of a jirga gathered at the Foreign Office building in Kabul to talk with the Taliban, including Anas Haqqani.
Afghanistan, often referred to as the ‘graveyard of the empires’, is often written about but is constantly misunderstood, and the same goes for the Taliban.
The Taliban, who were not at the talks, are this week separately meeting in Doha with US peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad in a bid to make a deal with Washington that could see the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan.
Police arrested 20 members of a village council for instructing a man to rape a 17-year-old girl to avenge the rape of his sister.
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