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Taliban says it suspends talks on US soldier
Afghanistan's Taliban says it has suspended "mediation" with the United States to exchange captive US soldier Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five senior Taliban prisoners held in US custody in Guantanamo Bay, halting – at least temporarily – what was considered the best chance yet of securing the 27-year-old's freedom since his capture in 2009.

 

In a terse Pashto language statement emailed to the Associated Press on Sunday, Zabihullah Mujahed blamed the "current complex political situation in the country" for the suspension. (AP)