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US backs talks despite attack

The United States says it is still committed to peace talks with the Taliban despite an attack by militants in the Afghan capital. Yesterday's assault in Kabul targeted Afghanistan's Presidential Palace the CIA Headquarters.

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Taliban says it carried it attack on Presidential Palace

The Taliban says it attacked the Presidential Palace and other nearby buildings in the Afghan capital, Kabul. In a short message, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahi said:

Today at 6.30am [Afghan time] a number of martyrs attacked the Presidential Palace, defence ministry and the Ariana Hotel.

The Ariana Hotel is known to house the headquarters of the US Central Intelligence Agency in Afghanistan.

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