Hekmatyar Dispatches Peace Brokers to Kabul

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    Hekmatyar Dispatches Peace Brokers to Kabul

    A delegation representing Hizb-e Islami of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar is in Kabul for peace talks with the Afghan government, an official said
    A peace deal between Kabul and Hizb-e Islami, Afghansitan's second-largest insurgent group, possibly mark the biggest split in insurgent ranks since 2001.
    The five-member delegation of Hezb-i-Islami, a movement led by warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, has already arrived in Kabul, said the group's spokesman Haroon Zarghoon, who is based in Pakistan.
    The delegates plan to meet President Hamid Karzai, US officials and others "to discuss Hezb-i-Islami's agenda on how to bring durable peace to Afghanistan," Zarghoon told The Wall Street Journal.
    The delegation was headed by Qutbuddin Helal, a former prime minister and deputy to the group's leader, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the official told WSJ.
    Hezb-e Islami of Gulbuddin has carried out hunderds of attacks on Afghan and foreing troops over the past eight years from its strongholds in east and northern Afghaistan.

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