Sources within the Afghan Taliban said on Thursday their negotiators would hold the first round of peace talks with US officials in Qatar later in the day.
“The first session will take place today in Qatar and then there would be another session on Friday. Let us see what happens as talks before did not yield any results,” a senior member of the Afghan Taliban said by telephone from Qatar.
There was no immediate comment available from US or Qatari officials.
The Taliban opened an office in the Qatari capital Doha in June 2013, aimed at talking to the US ahead of withdrawal of most American troops the following year.