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Taliban onslaught undermines peace effort | Asia Times Online

A recent spate of insurgent attacks has intensified the criticism of official attempts to engage the Taliban in peace talks.

The High Peace Council set up by President Hamid Karzai last autumn is beset on all sides. Some accuse it of being too ready to make concessions to terrorists, while others say the unrelenting wave of Taliban attacks indicates it must be talking to the wrong terrorists.

“We are living in a situation with no clear enemy,” member of parliament Mohammad Saleh Saljuki said on June 1, in a speech quoted by the Tolo News agency. “Our president is lost, and the

peace council is failing to find those it should hold peace talks with.”

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