KABUL / PESHAWAR:
The Taliban will refuse to negotiate with the team announced by the Afghan government, the terrorist group spokesman said on Saturday, which could mean a possible setback for the next steps in the US-mediated peace process.
Spokesman Zabuhullah Mujahid said the group would not negotiate with the team because it had not been selected to include "all Afghan factions".
The Afghan government announced a team late Thursday that was later praised as "inclusive" by US Special Representative Zalmay Khalilzad.
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