Afghan Taliban rejects reports of participation in peace talks
Contributed by NAMPA / Xinhua.
KABUL, Jan. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Afghan Taliban outfit has rejected reports that a Taliban delegation was taking part in a peace negotiation in Turkey, according to a Taliban source revealed on Sunday.
Zabiullah Mujahid, a purported Taliban spokesman, said in an online statement that "reports about delegation of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan participating at talks in Turkey are baseless."
The Taliban militants use the name of Islamic Emirate they had used during their rule (1996-2001).