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June 22, 2009
Taliban talks peace with Afghan government, U.S. officials

Over the weekend, there was a fierce battle involving U.S. troops in Afghanistan. On Monday, in the eastern city of Khost, a suicide bomber on a motorcycle detonated his explosives in front of the city’s electric power headquarters. Seven civilians were killed and another 30 were wounded.

As the battles intensify and the suicide attacks increase in Afghanistan, the Taliban is in talks with the Afghan government — and on some level, with American officials.

Charles Sennott is a veteran foreign correspondent and now executive editor of the Web site GlobalPost. He recently spent two and a half weeks in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and joins Martin Savidge to discuss the talks and their chances of success.

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