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Feared Taliban former No 2 may now hold key to Afghan peace

“Once a ruthless fighter and a friend of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, Abdul Ghani Baradar may now hold the key to Afghanistan’s peace – or so his minders believe. The former Taliban second-in-command was captured in Pakistan in 2010 and has since emerged as a figure Afghanistan and Pakistan believe could help persuade his former comrades to lay down their weapons and engage in peace talks.”

Source: Feared Taliban former No 2 may now hold key to Afghan peace | Reuters

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