TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran confirmed Monday that a delegation of the Taliban visited Tehran and discussed efforts to bring a negotiated end to Afghanistan’s 17-year war.
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Afghanistan was reeling after a brazen Taliban assault on a military base in the country's east the previous day that killed at least 45 people and wounded as many as 70. Special US Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad recently said after six days of talks with the Taliban representatives in Doha last month that the US has made KABUL, istan (AP) — istan’s president opened a grand council on Monday of more than 3,200 s seekg to agree on a mon approach to peace the , but the gatherg may further Tags: afghan, leader, holds, council, 25 Afghan soldiers killed in forces killed at least ne surgents, cludg three suicide bombers, durg the attack by the le Islamist group, Helmand's provcial governor said a statement. Zalmay Khalilzad, named last year to lead the U.S. peace effort, met Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a co-founder of the and the movement’s political chief, for the first time Doha.