Taliban say they have suspended talks with the United States to exchange captive American soldier with five senior Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay.

The spokesman for Afghanistan's Taliban Zabihullah Mujahid‚ in a statement today (Sunday)‚ blamed the current complex political situation in the country for the suspension of talks with the United States.

It is the first official acknowledgement of indirect Taliban talks with the United States for exchange of prisoners.

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