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Afghan President confirms peace talks with Taliban

Afghan President confirms peace talks with Taliban
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Monday, October 11, 2010 - 1:55am

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - President Hamid Karzai has confirmed he has started peace talks with Taliban leaders.

The move is to secure peace in war-weary Afghanistan.
 

"We have been talking to the Taliban as countryman to countryman," said Karzai.  

On Sunday, the Afghan government named former President Burhanuddin Rabbani as chief of a new peace council tasked with talking to insurgent groups.
 

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