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PublishDate: Tuesday, November 13, 2012 11:16

Haqqani network would consider talks under Taliban

US officials have long accused Pakistan of supporting the network, an allegation Islamabad denies.

 The Haqqani network, considered the most lethal insurgent faction in Afghanistan, would take part in peace talks with the United States but only under the direction of their Afghan Taliban leaders, a top faction commander said on Tuesday. 

The commander, speaking to Reuters by telephone from an undisclosed location, also said the group would keep up pressure on Western forces with high-profile attacks. 

The United States designated the Haqqani network as a terrorist organisation in September, a move the group’s commanders said proved Washington was not sincere about peace efforts in Afghanistan. 

The Haqqanis, a group allied with the Afghan Taliban, are the most e

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