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Karzai urges new Pakistan govt to back peace talks | AFP

Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Sunday called on Pakistan’s incoming government to help negotiate an end to the Taliban insurgency that has ravaged his country for nearly 12 years.

Taliban militants use Pakistan’s border areas as a refuge to launch attacks across Afghanistan’s south and east, and elements of the Pakistani state are accused of providing tacit support for the Islamist extremists.

Pakistan is suffering from its own domestic Taliban insurgency and has accused Afghanistan of providing shelter to some wanted commanders.

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