KABUL, Afghanistan

Sensing a peace deal with the U.S., a former member of the Taliban in Afghanistan, urged the warning sides in the country to refrain from exchange of barbs or seeking revenge at this key juncture.

Addressing a moot over the launch of a Peace Survey in Kabul, the Taliban-era Finance Minister Agha Jan Motasim, said the U.S. seems determined to reduce troops in Afghanistan and pave a way for a deal that would see the conflict end.

“We, the Afghans, should refrain from repeating mistakes of the past when rival factions of the Mujahedeen and the Communist groups

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