Militants fire at peace conference in Afghanistan

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Militants have fired rockets at a national peace conference in Kabul, sparking gun battles outside the venue, where President Karzai brought together delegates to build a consensus for possible reconciliation with the Taliban. According to officials, two militants were killed by Afghan security forces, but no delegates were injured in the attack. President Karzai is believed to have left the event after the attacks continued.

For the latest we’re joined by the BBC’s Martin Patience who is in Kabul. He describes the scene and tells us if there’s any consensus in the conference on accommodating the Taliban politically.

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