Pompeo calls Taliban leader amid Russian bounty scandal

Pompeo calls Taliban leader amid Russian bounty scandal

However, it was not known whether there was any mention during the call of allegations that some Taliban militants received money to kill US and NATO soldiers in Afghanistan. Pompeo and Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar held a video conference late on Monday in which Pompeo pressed the insurgents to reduce violence in Afghanistan and discussed ways of moving a peace deal signed between the US and the Taliban in February forward, Taliban spokesman Suhail Shaheen tweeted.

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