Afghanistan-Taliban talks at risk as unrest continues

There have been nearly 80 attacks in Afghanistan since the United States and the Taliban signed a peace deal a week ago.
Despite the continued violence, the Taliban is due to hold talks with the government in the coming days.
Al Jazeera’s Hoda Abdel Hamid reports on the hurdles those negotiations are likely to face.

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