22:49 GMT20 February 2020
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    KABUL (Sputnik) - The Taliban* will continue attacking US troops in Afghanistan until a peace deal is sealed, Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesman for the militant group, stated.

    "Until there is no agreement with the US we will continue the attacks on US troops, and we do not talk to the Kabul administration under the government's title and we have denied such talks before", he said.

    Peace talks between the United States and the Taliban that would have seen US forces withdrawn in return for promises that the militants would not give safe haven to foreign terrorists broke off last month over a bombing in Kabul that killed a US serviceman.

    New talks on Afghan peace have been underway between the Taliban and Pakistan, although the Afghan government did not endorse them. The Taliban regard the administration in Kabul as a US puppet and have denied them credibility.

    Daud Sultanzoy, a former adviser to an Afghan president, stated that countries involved in the peace talks needed to build confidence with the rest of the participants and criticized "parallel" efforts at bringing stability to the war-torn country.

    The Taliban and the United States have for nearly a year been attempting to negotiate a peace deal that would ensure the withdrawal of foreign troops in exchange for the movement's guaranteed that the country will not become a safe haven for terrorists. 

    *Taliban is a terrorist group banned in Russia

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