Kabul Sees ‘Last Chance’ for Peace With Taliban


KABUL—Afghanistan’s chief peace negotiator says talks with Taliban-led insurgent groups are a “last opportunity” for accord, despite increasing violence during the past six months by armed opposition factions.

Direct peace negotiations between Afghan government and Taliban delegates are expected to take place in neighboring Pakistan later this week. A four-nation coordinating group consisting of diplomats from Afghanistan, Pakistan, the United States and China has prepared the ground for the long-awaited talks.