Taliban confirms talks with US set for Thursday

DUBAI- The Taliban's spokesman in Qatar said representatives of the Afghan insurgency would meet US officials for preliminary peace talks on Thursday but no time had been set.
The spokesman, Mohammed Naeem, told Reuters by telephone that no Afghan government officials would be at the meeting. A team of U.S. negotiators arrived in Qatar earlier on Wednesday and held a meeting with Afghan diplomats in the Qatari capital.
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