Taliban, Afghan officials say reach pact to reduce violence

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Afghan, international and  Taliban  forces will observe a seven-day period of reduced violence in Afghanistan beginning at midnight (1930 GMT), an Afghan official and  Taliban  leaders said on Friday.

The agreement was struck during protracted negotiations between US and  Taliban  representatives that began in Qatar in 2018, and could lead to a withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, they said.

“Based on the plan, the reduction in violence (RIV) will start between the  Taliban  and international and Afghan security forces for one...


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