US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met negotiators from the Afghan government and the Taliban in Doha Saturday, amid signs of progress in their talks as Washington speeds up its withdrawal.
Pompeo’s visit comes in the wake of a deadly rocket attack which struck densely populated areas of Kabul, killing at least eight people in the latest outbreak of violence in the Afghan capital.
The Taliban denied responsibility and the Islamic State group claimed the deadly strike.
Pompeo met separately with the Afghan government and Taliban negotiation teams in a luxury hotel in the Qatari capital.
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WNU Editor: The Afghan government believes the U.S. withdrawal of US forces is happening too soon …. Chief Afghan peace envoy says US troops pulling out too soon (AP).
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