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presstv-stop war, come to peace: hekmatyar to taliban

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presstv-stop war, come to peace: hekmatyar to taliban

after some 20 years of living in hiding, former afghan warlord gulbuddin hekmatyar has made his first public appearance, urging the taliban militant group to lay down arms and join a "peace caravan" in the war-torn country.the 69-year-old leader of the hezb-i-islami militant group made the remarks in a gathering organized by provincial officials in the country's eastern province of laghman, east of the capital kabul, on saturday."i invite you [taliban] to join the peace caravan and stop the pointless, meaningless and unholy war," he said at the gathering, which was mostly composed of his supporters. "i want a free, proud, independent and islamic afghanistan."a number of government official...