The Afghan Taliban have cancelled peace talks with officials from the United States in Qatar this week, following disagreements over the agenda of the meeting, the group confirmed on Tuesday.

The two-day talks were scheduled to begin on Wednesday in the capital, Doha. The Taliban had rejected the participation of Afghan government officials in the deliberations.

The Taliban had called off their meeting with the US officials in Saudi Arabia this week following Riyadh's insistence on bringing the Western-backed Afghan government to the table.

Al Jazeera's Hashem Ahelbarra reports.

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